GTC230: 12 Down, 4 To Go

Same3Guys GameTime Cleveland

Summary:

The NBA Finals are upon us and the Cavs are ready for Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Can they shock the world and complete this dream season? What will Blatt and Kerr have up their sleeves as the rookie head coaches make their Finals debuts? Which player will emerge as a star in this series? We’re so pumped. It’s GameTime!

 

Hosts: Mike KresicTom Kresic

Running Time: 36:49

 

 

1Q: NBA Finals Starts Thursday

  • Golden State favored by 6 in Game 1
  • Kyrie is committed to playing through all of the pain
  • Klay Thompson has been cleared by doctors after his concussion

2Q: Lebron vs Curry

  • 6’8” 250lb Lebron 30 yrs old
  • 6’3” 190lb Curry is 27 yrs old
  • Dropping some science:
    • Catch and release time for Curry is ⅔ of the time Lebron needs to shoot
    • Release angle on the ball. Lebron is 45 degrees but Curry is 55. That additional loft on the ball increases the area which the ball can go through the hoop by 19%, another reason he leads the NBA in pull up threes.

 

3Q: The Injury Factor

  • Kyrie – his knee, his ankle. can he bring enough speed and offense to occupy Golden State
  • Curry – fell on his back in GM4
  • Klay Thompson – concussion in GM5
  • Predictions:
    • Mike: Cavs in 6
    • Tom: Cavs in 5

 

4Q: The Tribe

  • what is working and what isn’t
  • Tribe won 11 of their last 14
    • Indians pitching leads the league in strikeouts.
    • Kluber leads all pitchers in the league and just put together a 4 game stretch where he struck out 50 and walked just 2
    • Carrasco, Salazar and Bauer are ranked in the top 10 in the AL
    • Carrasco had his seventh start of the season with at least 7 strikeouts on Tuesday against KC
    • Jason Kipnis finished May with 51 hits, breaking Shoeless Joe’s franchise record for hits in May, set in 1913. Kipnis joins Ty Cobb and Al Simmons as players with 50 hits and 30 runs scored in May. He’s the first Tribe member to reach base safely at least 70 times in a calendar month via hit, walk or hit by pitch since Earl Averill in July 1934 (74 times).
    • 5 games out of 1st, two behind Detroit

 

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