NBA Power Rankings: Cleveland Cavaliers ruin Christmas

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 05: Richard Jefferson
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 05: Richard Jefferson /
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Dec 10, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) sits on the bench during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. The Grizzlies won 110-89. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
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Previous: . Golden State Warriors. 2. team. 41. If anyone deserves to go on a DeMarcus Cousins style rant about being wronged by officials and opponents, it’s Draymond Green. The best part is that it is more likely than not that we will eventually get said rant out of Green in the near future. During the Christmas day game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the referees seemed to be on a witch hunt to find ways to call fouls against the loud-mouth big man. However, whether or not officials hate Green, isn’t going to take away from the fact that, as Klay Thompson said, the Warriors gave the Cavaliers a gift on Christmas. After battling back and forth for most of the game, Golden State was able to build a 14-point lead with under six minutes to play. The Warriors must’ve thought they had the game well in hand at that point as the rest of the game consisted of turnovers, careless passes and unenergized defensive efforts. Kevin Durant might’ve gotten fouled on that final play, but it still doesn’t excuse the fact that with one timeout remaining the team was unable to get off a shot on their last possession. A lot of the talk following the game has been about Steph Curry and how he’s adjusting to life with Kevin Durant. While, many have said that Curry has been most affected in terms of shots and production, I think this is getting overblown because of one bad performance in the season’s most watched game. Curry is still shooting 40 percent from three (ridiculous) and scoring in the mid-20s on average. With a trio of shooters as deadly as Thompson, Durant, and Curry there are going to be nights when one of them don’t need to score as much as we’ve grown accustomed to them doing in the past.. 27-5