NBA FİNALS: GAME 7 THE FINAL GAME: CAVS 4 – 3 GSW (LEBRON OVERCOMES ADVERSITY!)

With the 7th and final game of the NBA Finals series being played out last night, we saw an amazing game 7 “that was one for the books” as LeBron stated after the final buzzer was heard and the CAVS lifted up the Larry O’Brian Trophy and LeBron was crowned the Finals MVP as he lifted up the Bill Russell Finals MVP Trophy. After +50 years Cleveland finally got a major sporting championship from one of its teams ending the draught. The CAVS also became the first ever NBA Champions rallying back from a 3-1 deficit to win the title.

While Golden State did their best to over come their own adversity issues, Curry, Thompson and Green combined were not enough to prevent LeBron, Irving, Love and T.Thompson from winning. To me a sad note was the missing presence of Andrew Bogut whom had a good season and was injured during the finals series. Harrison Barnes was also extremely bad on both ends of the floor and was not able to contribute enough when needed.

While GSW did manage to get the illusive 73 win season, I firmly believe that it was a matter of bio-metrical fatigue and mental tiredness that took its tool on the Warriors in the playoffs. Cleveland having swept both their first and second round playoff opponents had more than enough time to rest and while their path to the playoffs were much different than the Warriors in part I strongly feel that having had more chance to rest and prepare mentally gave them the edge in the finals to push themselves on the court much more than Curry and Thompson did.

Below, a highlight of the final game, analytics charts detailing the game and a win probability graph that shows the game can all be found:

Highlights of the game:

Performance of Starters:

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Performance of Bench players:

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General team stats of the 7th game:

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Team Leaders of the game:

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The Score breakdown of the 7th game:

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Hustle stats of the 7th game:

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Win probability graph during the seventh game:

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NBA FİNALS: GAME 6: CAVS 3 – 3 GSW (The last stand at Oracle Arena!)

With last nights game 6 being played out in legendary fashion, Cleveland have tied up the series at 3 a piece and take have become the 3rd team to tie the NBA Finals Series coming back from 3-1 deficit. The CAVS did not give GSW any chance to take the lead and played an astonishingly well defended game.

With this post I am sharing highlights of the game, an analytical review of both teams as well as my win probability graphs and probabilities for the final game of the NBA.

 

Highlights of the game:

 

Performance of Starters:

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Performance of Bench players:

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General team stats of the 5th game:

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Team Leaders of the game:

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The Score breakdown of the 5th game:

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Hustle stats of the 6th game:

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Win probability graph during the sixth game:

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Seventh Game & NBA Finals Series Win Probability:

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NBA FİNALS: GAME 5: CAVS 2 – 3 GSW (LEBRON & KYRIE IN ACTION)

With last nights NBA Finals game 5 Cleveland finally responded to Golden State with the much needed urgency and hard defense against the offensive prowess led by Curry.

The critical notes of the game: Andrew Bogut going down in the 3rd quarter with 10:30 to play and interestingly LeBron and Kyrie both scoring 40+ points as teammates in a playoff games as they make NBA history.

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With this post you will find a highlight of the game (courtesy of the NBA), a breakdown of the analytics with respect to game charts and for the first time a win probability look at both game 6 and (if necessary) game 7 as well as the updated NBA Finals series win probability.

Highlights of the game:

Performance of Starters:

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Performance of Bench players:

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General team stats of the 5th game:

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Team Leaders of the game:

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The Score breakdown of the 5th game:

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Hustle stats of the 5th game:

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Win probability graph during the fifth game:

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NBA Finals Series Win Probability after the fifth game:

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Sixth & (if necessary) Seventh Game Win Probability:

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NBA FINALS GAME 3: CAVS 1 – 3 GSW (THE LAST CHANCE?!)

With last nights NBA Finals series 5th game that was played GSW managed to pull out a win from Cleveland.

With this post you can find a detailed insight into the game with game highlights, details about the analytics of the game and finally the win probability of the series and the win probability of the 5th game.

Highlights of the game:

Performance of Starters:

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Performance of Bench players:

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General team stats of the 4th game:

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Team Leaders of the game:

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The Score breakdown of the 4th game:

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Hustle stats of the 4th game:

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Win probability graph during the fourth game:

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NBA Finals Series Win Probability after the fourth game:

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Fifth Game Win Probability:

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NBA FINALS GAME 3: CAVS 1 – 2 GSW ( The Retaliation Game!)

 

With the 3rd game of the NBA Finals that was played out the CAVS finally responded to the Warriors two game rampage.

With this post you can find an analytical breakdown of the numbers, highlights to the 3rd game and the win probability graphics and calucations during and after the third game has been played out.

Highlights of the game:

Performance of Starters:

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Performance of Bench players:

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General team stats of the 3rd game:

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Team Leaders of the game:

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The Score breakdown of the 3rd game:

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Hustle stats:

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Win probability graph during the third game:

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NBA Finals Seris Win Probability after the third game:

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Fourth Game Win Probability

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