The Cavaliers are showing the world that you cant win a championship with just one superstar! Injuries and a crappy bench rotation continue to the blame for each loss, and not being able to score more than 100 points in their last 5 games will hurt too. James isn't getting any help from his team and will need it to win another Championship. The Warriors are forcing him and his team to play a smaller and faster brand of basketball with which they're not entirely familiar.
What I thought was a clear advantage for the Cavaliers clearly dissipated in Game 5. They were a minus-six in the rebounding department and were destoyed on the boards all night. I'm still not sure what Blatt was thinking having Mozgov sit on the bench for that long. He clearly didn't notice the effort and intensity the team played when he is on the hardwood.
The Warriors have found their spark offensively taking the last 2 games in easy fashion. This is the healthy and exciting team that everyone loves watching. Warriors have gone 34-16 on the road and have going 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up win. The Warriors have scored 106.5 ppg on 45.9% shooting overall and 38.5% from long range on the road this year. Defensively they have been decent on the road as they have allowed 100.4 ppg on 42.9% shooting overall and 32.8% shooting from long range.
Pick: Warriors. I'm predicting Lebron to have one of his worst games in Game 6. He's been playing great all series but simply won't have enough energy to will his team to a Game 7. With the added pressure and bad fortune of crippled teammate he simply won't have enough support it takes to win a Championship.
Prediction: Warriors 103 Cavaliers 98