The same question asked a week ago in a same, but opposite context after the Cavaliers became the third team in NBA history to even the NBA Finals after starting down 3-1. The Cavs have turned the table in just a matter of days, keeping Cleveland’s championship hopes alive in a variety of ways. Undaunted jump shots, communicating defense and aggressive help on the glass. They’ve played through a hostile home crowd and flagrant-friendly forward to earn momentum, confidence and… criticism?
Following his team’s Game 6 performance featuring a season-low in first quarter points, Warriors coach Steve Kerr seemed more concerned about the referees than topics like trying to stop LeBron James or Draymond Green’s disappearance.
Coach Kerr addressing the Refs as well as Steph Curry's ejection. https://t.co/dPMlRT9tPQ
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 17, 2016
His clarification might elude the NBA pulling a $25,000 trigger, but his clarifications can’t be used to the benefit of the doubt, let alone MVP argument of Curry. Switching Curry into an uncomfortable defensive position every other play, the Cavs put the league-leader in predicaments all night. He’s had a -16 overall impact over the last two games.
Curry fouled out, James dropped another 41, but as Mark Jackson says, “Cleveland has been winning with their defense.”