LeBron James and the Cavaliers have put up a good fight, but the Warriors are the better (and healthier) team right now.
The Cavaliers are out of gas, just as the Warriors planned - SBNation.com
The Warriors' largest advantage has remained constant since the start of these NBA Finals. Golden State is a far deeper team than the Cavaliers. They simply have more capable players and can afford to commit more mistakes without crippling repercussions. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are LeBron James. While he's one of the greatest players to ever grace an NBA court, he's still made of the same flesh and bones as every other human being. Faced against a team of LeBron and whatever four placeholders shared the court with him, the Warriors' task seemed easy.
Also, while James might just be the "best player in the world" as he stated after game 5, the Warriors do have the league's MVP in their corner.
There is no such thing as a dumb Stephen Curry shot - SBNation.com
We can look at this two ways: the data and the theory. The data is pretty cut and dry: Steph is better from beyond 25 feet than the vast majority of NBA players are from 23 feet 9 inches. Per NBA.com/stats, Curry shot 43 percent from 25-29 feet this regular season on a league-high 442 attempts. (That's almost 30 percent more than No. 2 Damian Lillard.) As you know, shooting threes that efficiently is like shooting twos ultra-efficiently (64.5 percent) because of the extra point. And for what it's worth, only 40 of the 263 players who took at least 100 attempts within five feet of the rim this season had that high of an effective field goal percentage.
So will it be over tonight? Or will the Cavs hang on and force game 7?