Kevin Durant Reveals How the Warriors Exposed the Cavs' Defense

In the NBA Finals, the Warriors averaged 121.6 points per game.

They shot 47.5 percent from the field, over 38 percent from 3-point territory, and averaged over 29 assists in the five games.

"We all watched Cleveland all year," Durant said on The Bill Simmons Podcast. "Just watching how they play defense. They pack the paint a lot and they were good on initial action, but after two or three passes, we found out we can get a lot of stuff on the back end."

During the regular season, the Cavs finished 22nd in defensive rating -- allowing 108.0 points per 100 possessions.

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Additionally, Cleveland placed 16th in opponent field goal percentage (45.8) and 18th in opponent 3-point percentage (36.1).

"They weren't as disciplined after the first few passes as they should have been," Durant said. "The Celtics exposed that a little bit, and even the Indiana series as well -- they were getting a lot of open looks.

"We passed the ball sometimes eight or nine times in a possession, and that tires the defense out."

The Warriors averaged 298.2 passes per game in the Finals, while the Cavs registered 263.

As a result, Golden State averaged 53 potential assists, compared to Cleveland's 41.8.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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