Kevin Durant found his steady stroke to score 26 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists while also handling a load of the defensive assignment against James. He was a game-high +24.
During Game 1, Cleveland's LeBron James had been having one of the greatest games of his career, scoring 49 points in regulation, tying the game and giving his team of underdogs a fighting chance. An especially sore point came when Curry tripped James, who fell.More news: Plastic peril: Whale dies after swallowing 80 shopping bags
Yeah, don't forget, four other teams have rallied from 0-2.
The long shot over Love stood out to Curry's Splash Brother, Thompson. If the Warriors win another, they will join dynasty status in Armstrong's mind.
"Even with turnover from players, you have a continuity of management, continuity of culture in organizations", NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.
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Warriors: Thompson played in his franchise-record 100th postseason game. If Iguodala can limit James' production, it will not be a surprise if the Warriors end their best-of-seven series with the Cavaliers in just four games. The Warriors are not going to win. James appeared less agitated than he did after Game 1.
2 - It sure looked like all of these playoff minutes started to catch up to LeBron in Game 2 (he played 44 Sunday after logging 48 in the overtime loss in Game 1). Kevin Love had just nine points on 3-of-12 shooting and was in foul trouble, but he made a big 3-pointer and follow shot in the fourth quarter. This is the first time the account has acknowledged a blown call since April 25, when it referenced a shot-clock violation in the Eastern Conference playoff series between the Celtics and Bucks.
The Warriors neutralized him without their best LeBron defender, Andre Iguodala, who could make his debut in this series in Game 3 Wednesday night in Cleveland after missing the Warriors' last six games with a knee injury. The Warriors are already without one of their key players, and losing another in the NBA Finals could be devastating.
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"We've got an opportunity to go home and we played some really good basketball on our home floor", said James, who despite protestations - "I only got exhausted once" - seemed to tire against the never-ending, multi-pronged Warriors assault.