Yeah but that still was a hell of a season for them. All jokes aside they still rose the bar
Agreed - at least the Warriors tried to.
Honestly, the Warriors got hit with injuries similar to how Cleveland did last year along with Draymond Green's suspension. Defensively, slowing down LeBron is not a one man operation. Can't be done. Looking back, it was Andrew Bogut's absence that made the difference. He was the last line of defense and rebounding in the paint. Sure LeBron could get by Green but not necessarily cleanly and Bogut's ability to take LeBron from there would have made the difference. Festes Ezili was not a good enough replacement for Bogut. LeBron (and Irving) roamed freely in the paint once Bogut out. Credit to LeBron for immediately recognizing what was available to him once Bogut went down and taking advantage.