Whether it was something the Warriors did or something the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't do, certain trends helped to pave the way for Golden State in what turned into a grueling series. 2015 NBA Playoffs Advanced Stats Learn more about the team evaluation metrics and formulas used in this data table. #CavsIt's not surprising to hear the Cavaliers are invested in putting together a similar unit to attack next year's championship. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is the first player in NBA Finals history to lead both teams in points, assists and rebounds for the entire series, according to ESPN. He put up point totals of 17, 16 and 16 in the final three games, posting a triple-double in Game 6 that put him alone in a stretch of history, as Kevin Pauga of Michigan State noted:Since assists became official stat in '84, @Money23Green is only player to record a triple-double in both the NCAA Tournament & #NBAFinals.With the struggles of his career in focus, Green celebrated his beating the critics as much as anything else, as Bleacher Report's Sean Highkin reported:Draymond: “I’ve been doubted my whole life.” 2015 NBA Finals NBA Finals 2015: Top Stars, Stats and Highlights from Cavaliers vs. Warriors Jared Johnson @. It's seemed inevitable for some since their 67-win regular season that the Warriors would reign supreme in the postseason, but they needed things to go their way in a few key categories to fulfill their destiny.The capable guard play from role players that had been an X-factor for the Cavs throughout their playoff run quickly turned into their weakest link throughout the Finals.For the series, Dellavedova, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert simply failed to produce.
Player Stats; Santa Cruz Warriors ... Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals. They shot a combined 28.4 percent from the field for the series, with Smith's 31.2 percent clip being the only one that eclipsed the 30 percent mark.With their struggles in mind, general manager David Griffin stated that the team expects most of them back, per Tom Withers of the Associated Press:Griffin says team will extend qualifying offers to Dellavedova and Shumpert. Head coach Steve Kerr inserted Iguodala into the starting lineup for Game 4, setting up a resounding 103-82 Warriors victory.The move directly resulted in Iguodala's offensive explosion. He shot 22-of-46 in the final three games, averaging more than 20 points per contest in that span and taking home Finals MVP honors after the series win.ESPN showcased how Iguodala's impact grew once inserted into the lineup:When the Warriors needed it most, Andre Iguodala raised his game to an MVP level: http://t.co/I4dUVNhYXK http://t.co/cH5kXmBYHtFor us, it's really fitting that the award went to Andre because he sacrificed his starting role from the first game of the season. /Klay rolls into the interview room: “YES HE HAS!” Draymond: “Shoutout to Klay Thompson. 1969 NBA Finals MVP: Lakers SG Jerry West West, who scored at least 40 points in four games -- including 53 points in Game 1 -- averaged 37.9 points … Ties for playoff positions (including division winners) will be broken utilizing the criteria set forth in subparagraph a. below (in the case of ties involving two teams) and subparagraph b. below (in the case of ties involving more than two teams), and the guidelines set forth in subparagraph c. below. Golden State fans don't have to worry about it getting that far, as general manager Bob Myers told fans "they shouldn't worry," per There were reasons to doubt during stretches of these Finals, but Green got good at the right time to help push Golden State over the top. And it was in no small part due to Kerr's switch to Iguodala in the starting lineup.All throughout the early stretches of his NBA career, Draymond Green heard about how he was too small to play power forward. Featured Columnist June 17, 2015 Comments. 4 factors help identify an NBA team’s strengths and weaknesses. "What looms now is the task of re-signing Green, who enters restricted free agency this summer with the opportunity to sign an offer sheet with any team that the Warriors could choose to match.