CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Here are a couple of observations from Sports Director Tony Zarrella:
*The Cavaliers missed a great opportunity to build up a lead in the first quarter, when Steph Curry was going scoreless and the Warriors were shooting 40%. Of course, the Cavs shot only 32%, and LeBron went scoreless as well in the quarter.
*James came alive in the second quarter with 14 points. It's obvious the Warriors can't stop him inside. But we saw how that played out in the NBA Finals a year ago. James can't do this alone. He needs help, and at the half, he's gotten only 5 points from Kevin Love, and 4 from Kyrie.
*Speaking of Love, he took a Harrison Barnes elbow to the back of the head with just over 5 minutes left in the second quarter. No call. And with Love on the ground, Draymond Green drove in for a bucket to put the Warriors up 12. Green stood over Love flexing his biceps. That photo op pretty much sums up the first 6 quarters of this series.
*The Cavs look lost on defense. Time and time again, Warriors are sneaking in backdoor for easy dunks. And towards the end of the half, Green wasn't even being covered on the perimeter. That has to change. Fast.
*Celebrity sightings: Carlos Santana (the rock legend, not the Indians player) played the national anthem, and Ashton Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis are in the house. As is actor Chris Tucker.
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