Friday, June 2, 2017

NBA Finals Game 1 Feat. Scores, Stats & A Special Birthday Shout Out! June 2, 2017: Vol. II, 26th Edition

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth. Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow…..blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! Great is thy faithfulness!

Good morning, good afternoon or good evening! Whichever time of day you find your ears listening to the sound that is flowing from your speakers! Welcome back to CeeJay’s Spiritual Sports Segment NBA Edition for the playoffs on where I Sprinkle a Little Spiritually in your Sports! I’m Cee Jay, C-E-E-J-A-Y! your uncle, your next door neighbor looking out for ya and your shoulder, when you need to lean! Without further delay, Come Roll With Me!!!

Kevin Durant scorched on offense,
but he was stellar on defense too 
Steph Curry's acrobatic shot 
After a looooong hiatus and a total of nine days off for the Golden State Warriors, the NBA Finals finally kicked off last night as the Cleveland Cavaliers journeyed to the Bay Area to defend their title against those Warriors, who won their first title in 40 years against the Cavs two years ago. In fact, this marked the first time in NBA history in which the same two teams faced off in The Finals for three consecutive years. When the Warriors score at least 35 points in the first quarter, they are 21 – 0 this season and that’s exactly what they did last night outscoring the Cavs by 5 in the 1st. Both defenses clamped down in the 2nd, as the Warriors scored 10 less points and the Cavs scored 8 less, as the Warriors took a 60 – 52 advantage into halftime. But the 3rd belonged to the Warriors as they cranked up the offense and roared by the Cavs by 13 and orchestrated lock-down defense that had the Cavs wondering what had happened as the Warriors went on to decimate, dominate and demolish, Alliteration, I Love It, the Cavs 113 – 91 as Kevin Durant joined Shaq, Jordon and Rick Barry as the only players to score 25+ points in their first 6 NBA Finals game as he scorched the Cavs with 38 points and dished out 8 assists and grabbed 8 boards. Steph Curry also Showed Up & Showed Out with a double-double and notched 28 points and dropped 10 dimes. As for the Cavs, LeBron James nearly had a quadruple double with 28 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists and unfortunately for James, he also had 8 turnovers to contribute to the Cavs total of 20 and compared to only four TO’s for the Warriors, which tied for the fewest in a game in Finals history. As for Klay Thompson, he continues to struggle offensively during these playoffs as he was 3 – 16 shooting, but he had a +8 rating in the +/- department solely because of his defense, as he contested 10 of 12 of the Cavs shots as a primary defender and the Cavs were only 1 of 12 on those shots. The Warriors are now 13 – 0 in postseason, which ties a NBA record as they looked to break that record in Game 2 on Sunday.

Happy Birthday!!!
This sports segment is dedicated to my Marvelous Mother-in-Law as she celebrates the day that she was birthed into God’s Great Green Globe, Alliteration, I Love It! Happy Birthday Mrs. Bryan! I hope that you celebrate your birthday in the grandest of fashions and may my God, your God, our God, Blesses you with many more happy and healthy birthdays yet to come! Enjoy your day.

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