Many of the Cavs' shots that are now 24-footers were dunks and lay-ins during the pair of blowouts for that opened the series, while Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan ascended to being unguardable back in Toronto.
Dallas is likely looking at a roster that is veteran heavy and filled with short-term contracts as they continue to forgo a full rebuild for as long as Dirk Nowitzki keeps playing.
The reality is Steven Adams is a better player than Festus Ezeli, but another reality is that Ezeli is almost certainly going to be paid this summer to be the type of player that Adams is right now. The Warriors are in a position to gauge whether or not he's worth it.
Because of his shooting and basketball IQ, Stephen Curry should have three or four more seasons of MVP-level production before a slow decline into his late 30s and possibly even 40s depending on the subtle adjustments he makes in the mid-range and how the system he plays in evolves to account for his physical limitations.
Taking three straight centers, including one who has yet to play, and neglecting to upgrade other positions played a part in the 76ers winning the lottery. This time they can pick anyone they want and the best players available fortunately aren't again centers.