Warriors set modern-era Finals record for bench advantage
Just how awesome?
Golden State’s reserves outscored the Cavaliers’ backups by 35, the biggest bench advantage in a Finals game since the NBA adopted a 16-team playoff in 1984. That’s five points better than any other team, and it’s been a a couple decades since someone came closer than 10:
Led by Shaun Livingston’s 20, the Warriors’ 45 bench points were tied for seventh most in a Finals game during this era: