Video Breakdown: How the Warriors confused the Cavaliers with Kevin Durant in Game 5

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Well, we are where we thought we would be. The Golden State Warriors are champions, and Kevin Durant finally got himself a ring. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t have enough despite the Akron native’s excellent Finals performance.

While Game 4 was an incredible feat for Cleveland — they set an NBA Finals record for 3-pointers made at 24 — Game 5 was often embarrassing for the Cavaliers on defense. Golden State forced them to overplay in help situations and completely bungle some switches.

Thanks to their free-throw shooting and percentage on 2-pointers, the Warriors had a better true shooting and effective field goal percentage than the Cavaliers despite shooting much worse from the field, especially from 3-point range.

Cleveland had a lot of defensive breakdowns, and this play I saw in the fourth quarter was really indicative of how Golden State’s offensive weapons can be used to get a defense all jittery and nervous as a means to produce simple buckets, thus upping their efficiency.

Watch the full breakdown of the play involving Durant, James, Klay Thompson, and J.R. Smith above.