Photo above: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform
the National Anthem at Game Five of the NBA Finals.
This NBA Finals has been exciting from the very first tip off. Before Sunday’s Game Five, both teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, had won on the road and the series was tied two games each.
In Game One the Warriors dominated the game, but in games two and three the Cavaliers were able to outlast Golden State, once in over time. But in Game Four the Warriors came back and played their game and once again they dominated — they didn’t just win the game.
On Thursday Golden State was in a must win situation. Today Cleveland is in that same spot. When the Warriors are playing their best, the Cavaliers don’t seem able to keep up. LeBron James admitted as much after Game Four when he said, “They made a huge run and we just couldn’t re-gather.”
The Cavaliers needed to control Game Five, here in Oakland and go back to Cleveland to close out the series and win the championship. If Golden State won it will be a tough road for Cleveland.
Below is my video report on Game Five of the NBA Finals. I also had the opportunity to sit down with Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton before the game for an interview. Los Angeles fans will remember his years with the Lakers, when they won two NAB championships. He also played one season with the Cleveland Cavaliers before retiring as a player and becoming a coach.
Part of the interview is at the end of the video.
(All photos by Claudia Gestro)
Claudia is of Peruvian and Italian descent, having been born in a small town, in the North of Peru, South America. She was raised by her grandmother from an early age, living in poverty until Claudia’s mother brought her to America. She landed in Miami, FL and started her new life, playing high school basketball and eventually becoming a United States citizen. Claudia completed her education at Florida International University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and became a model to supplement her income. Since graduating from FIU Claudia has worked with many of the Spanish Language broadcasting companies, including Telemundo, Univision and most recently Spanish Language channels on SiriusXM satellite radio and PasTV Deportes in Venezuela.She encourages you to follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Her content appears here under a shared content agreement with her Spanish television clients.