The Cavaliers’ bad defense meant they have been doomed within the NBA Finals all alongside


When the Cavaliers shocked the Warriors in last year’s NBA Finals, a few things made it possible. The biggest, most simplest explanation is that Cleveland had LeBron James and Golden State did not. But more specifically, the Cavaliers had an elite offense driven by James and Kyrie Irving, and they had a top-10 defense that performed well in the final three games in particular.