Lebron and D League Band of Brothers, Tie Series 1-1 in a Thriller

USP NBA: PLAYOFFS-CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AT GOLDEN ST S BKN USA CA

LeBron James and his “D-League Band of Brothers” also called the Cavaliers have done what many thought they couldn’t and wouldn’t, and they have tied the NBA Finals series at 1-1.

Lebron showed he is still the best player on the planet as he carried this band of guys and the rest of the world says, ‘Who Are These Guys?’

And Just like Butch and Sundance running away from their trackers, Steph Curry and company couldn’t get what they needed on the offensive end. Seth Curry couldn’t of had a worse game on the big stage shooting 2-for-15 from behind the arc including an air ball in overtime.

The airball didn’t seal the deal for the Cavs, but after Lebron missed one of two from the charity line the Warriors had one last chance. Without any timeouts and only 4.4 seconds left, Curry forced a passed up court that was picked off, and Lebron spiked the ball as the clock expired.

Curry did have the game tying layup with 7.2 seconds that forced the overtime, but the Warriors played from behind all night.

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Lebron was the point guard and everything else for the road team with 39 points, 16 boards, and 11 dimes for his 5th career triple double in the NBA Finals. He is second all time only to Magic Johnson who has 8.

JR Smith had 13 coming off the bench so he didn’t have the John Starks type of game again, but he did make some bonehead fouls and turnovers down the stretch that gave life to the Warriors.

Cavs big man, Timofey Mozgov again played solid with 17 points, and the big man of the night was again Matthew Dellavedova. Della was part of the reason Curry had a bad night shooting as he played scrappy defense.

The whole Cavs team played scrappy and ugly. Lebron touched on it after the game, “If you’re looking for us to play sexy, cute basketball, that’s not us right now,” Lebron James said. “Everything is tough. We’re going to come in with an aggressive mindset defensively and offensively.

Tristan Thompson helped the team play tough on defense and he picked up 14 rebounds.

The narrative for this series changes as we head to Cleveland. Postgame Lebron called out the Cleveland fans and told them that they need to be loud.

They will be. The question is, can Lebron and this group of D-Leaguers keep this up, beat the best team all year, and win a championship?

Can’t wait to find out!

Written by Catfish Hughes

Catfish Hughes

Frank “Catfish” Hughes has been called, “Bob Knight’s Baby with Hip Hop that covers sports.” and “the future of sports writing!” He is an official member of the NSSA & USBWA. Catfish covers the Los Angeles Angeles as the official East Coast Voice of the Lakers, and owns the NBA media outlet, WickedJumpShot.com and was the host of Thru the Wire Sports Talk Radio which aired on both ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio. Catfish is the head editor and chief here at the Boxing Globe. @CatfishHughes on twitter.