Unlike Game 1, on this occasions the CAVALIERS were simple outclassed in the first 3-quarters (at one point the SPURS were leading by 29 points!!!) but Cleveland's young guns did manage to storm back to a 8 points deficit. In the end it was just too late as with a 103-92 win, San Antonio SPURS are now only just two games away from clinching their fourth championship.
And just where does all this comes from?
Of course there is Tony PARKER (30 points) and Tim DUNCAN (23 points) but once again just as in Game 1, Big POPO needed the most from his bench players to deliver. And let me put it simple, he needed the most from Manu GINOBILI. In recent times, there has been some lengthy discussion on why good old GREGG doesn't use him as a starter. Well perhaps the following links might just give us a better understanding about the whole scenario
Now back to the game, it was the usual ROAR from the SPURS crowd whenever OUR main man comes in to the court. And tonight, he gave another terrific performance. Forget about the few turnover that he committed. Just look at the other stats, 25 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds and game high 3 steals (one of which was from non other than the man himself, Le Bron JAMES!!!). He was 100% from the free throws (11-11) and for every 3 points shot that goes in, in the background, it was MAAAAAANUUUUUU!!!!! All the way.
Fabricio OBERTO was a starter and this time he had a much better performance than he had in Game 1 with 4 points and 4 rebounds and if it wasn't the 3 personal fouls he had committed, the CAVS center comprising of ILGAUKAS and VAREJOA could have inflicted more damage to the SPURS.
Well done boys, well done.
Now the series heads to Ohio (Game 3 & 4 and Game 5 as well, if necessary) and from the looks of it, Le BRON & Co. seems to have learn all the tricks and tales of playing in the Finals, which makes the series even more interesting and I know that I'm looking forward to it more than ever.
Game 3 will be played on Tuesday, 12th of June.