2015 NBA Finals 1st half: Curry led the Warriors counterattack JR buzzer 3-pointer

2015NBAFinals1sthalf:CurryledtheWarriorscounterattackJRbuzzer3-pointer
TheWarriorsusheredinthefirstgameoftheCavaliersFinalsathome.TheWarriorswhotrailedby10pointsinthefirstquarterformedacontinuouscounterattackinthesecondquarter.Curryjoinedthelong-rangeleadertoforma12-0offensive.Thescorewasonceexceeded;beforehalftime,ChambertandJRSmithmadeanotherthree-pointer,theCavaliers51-48lead.Jamesscored19pointson7-for-16shootingandCurryscored14pointson6-of-10shooting.CurryheldOwenhardandtheCavaliersled29-19inthefirstquarter.ThereasonsfortheCavaliers’superiorityareclearataglance-theWarriorshave9reboundsinaquarterandonly1offensiverebound;theCavaliershave17reboundsinaquarterand4offensiverebounds.Jamesscored12pointsinthefirstquarter.Butintheearlypartofthesecondquarter,theCavaliers’momentumwentdownwhenJamestookabreak,losing4consecutiveshots.TheWarriorsexemplifiedthebenchadvantage,andLivingstonandIguodalascoredsuccessivelytochasethescoreto23-29.  IrvingassistedMozgovwithasuddendunk,butthiswastheCavaliers’onlygoalinsevenshotsbeforethesecondquarter.TheCavalierswereforcedtoarrangeforTristanThompsontoreturntoplayearlyinthefirstquarter.AndSpeightsscoredtwogoalsfortheWarriors,theWarriorschased27-31.Duetoaleginjury,SpeightsplayedforthefirsttimesinceMay9.  With7minutesand46secondsleftinthesecondquarter,Jamesreturned.JamesquicklykilledIguodalaandmade1of2freethrows.AfterCurryjumpedintotheball,JamesreturnedtotheCIC.ButthenJamesmissedconsecutiveshots,andtheWarriorscontinuedtoshowcounterattackmomentum-Speightsputtheballintotheopenagain;DremondGreen’sfiercelyimportantpositionunderthebasketsqueezedJamestothebottomline,andtheneasilypickedThegoalisscored.  With4minutesandahalfremaininginthesecondquarter,Curryscoreda3-pointerontheleftcornerandCurrymade13of143-pointersfromtheleftcornerintheplayoffs!ThisseasontheMVPtookoverthegame-afterstealingtheShampert,Curryshotathree-pointeragainata45-degreeangleontherightwing;Currythenrushedtothebasket.Curryscored8pointstoleada12-0offensive,theWarriorshadexceeded41-36.  InthecaseofJameslosingfourconsecutiveshots,theCavaliersmustemergeotherfirepowerpoints,andtheCavaliersreallyhavestrongmentostandup-Champpertscoredtwoconsecutivethree-pointers.Thepressure-relievedJamesrecoveredandscored2moregoals.Lasthalfbeforehalftime3.Inthe1-secondoffensive,theCavaliersshotfromJRSmithintothebuzzerforalongshot,andtheCavaliersledthefirsthalfwithascoreof51-48.(Skyfire)