On the day after the Cavaliers' 132-113 loss to Golden State in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Oracle, reaction both from the national media and on social media has spelled mostly doom and gloom for the Wine and Gold.
The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series, 2-0, and have looked dominant at times. As we get ready for Wednesday's Game 3 matchup at the Q, here's a sample of what people are saying about the NBA Finals, the Cavs, and their chances of another comeback.
The Warriors have rendered LeBron James's historic brilliance painfully inadequate https://t.co/lxf0DoRAJo— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 5, 2017
LISTEN: Forget winning the series. Can the Cavs even get this thing back to Oracle?https://t.co/ci3QxfIKzn— Jim Rome (@jimrome) June 5, 2017
So that's a sample. There are people in the national media who already are talking about the offseason, changes the Cavs need to make to the roster, and so forth.
But it's not all doom and gloom out there:
Just remember everyone, we've been here before.
Golden State led 2-0 in the 2016 NBA Finals when the series shifted to Cleveland. They beat the Cavs by 33 points in Game 2 of that series. I can remember doing radio shows where fans were talking about the team being broken up then, too.
Let's just see what happens.
The Cavaliers will hold practice on Tuesday and then be back out to face Golden State on Wednesday night. In the meantime, Jimmy Donovan and I discussed where the Cavs go from here in our Donovan Live postgame show on Facebook Live and YouTube: