Howard Beck: "I've covered 17 NBA Finals, and Game 1 still shocked me"

He says the NBA always has something new to show you

Baskin & Phelps
June 01, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts between guard Jordan Clarkson (8) and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018.

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Howard Beck joined Andy and Jeff to discuss the NBA Finals. Howard said that he's been covering NBA Finals for nearly 20 years and he's never seen something like Game 1. He discussed whether or not the Cavs can replicate the good things from Game 1 in Game 2.

He doesn't think Thompson will be suspended but is a little less sure regarding Kevin Love.

He wondered how the Cavs will recover mentally from blowing Game 1 and discussed the league's policy of last 2 minute reports.

He also discussed Ty Lue's coaching job throughout the season and says he gets a bad rap. They touched on J.R. Smith's meltdown and Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson's potential availability for Game 2.