Everybody who grabbed their Golden State Warriors-colored brooms the second they heard Kyrie Irving was out for the year better put them back where they found them. There won’t be any sweep in these NBA Finals.
Somehow, a Cleveland Cavaliers team without Irving, and without Kevin Love, is still finding a way to win. They’re doing so against an NBA powerhouse in Golden State. They’re doing so despite watching every lead they build get erased by the Warriors, who for two straight games have forced overtime.
There were people all over the country who were writing the Cavaliers’ eulogy the second news broke about Irving’s injury. Tonight, Cleveland showed it still has plenty of fight left.