Warriors coach Kerr returns for Game 2

"Right now, it means nothing, but it will mean something", said James.

All James wanted to think about was getting some food and wine on the flight home.

Sitting courtside with his friend, Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton, Neymar was enthralled with the game as the Warriors put on a show, despite all of LeBron James' efforts.

Calle Jarnkrok, Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg also scored for Nashville, which improved to 9-1 at home and roared back after dropping the first two games of the series on the road. And we forced them into 20 turnovers, and they still beat us pretty good.

And with Pekka Rinne turning in his best performance in this series, the Predators are going back to Pittsburgh having tied up the defending champs at 2-2, turning this into a best-of-three sprint to the Stanley Cup.

Additionally, LeBron James made a point to stop by the Warriors sideline and wish Kerr well. "Like I said, we had a turnover, it came from me, and then we had a miscue and the floods opened again".

How do the Cavs stem the tide?

The Cavaliers, who have gotten nothing from the quintet of JR Smith, Brampton native Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver, Deron Williams and Iman Shumpert, can perhaps take solace in the fact they are back home for games Wednesday and Friday night.

Durant wants to prove he's a champion after years of big numbers but no titles while Curry and others want to prove last year's finals loss to Cleveland, when the Cavaliers rallied from 3-1 down to win in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, was a bump in the road for a dynasty team.

"They're a different team", James said, referring to Durant. "Are you a smart guy?", he snapped.

So while the Cavs cling to hope based on what they did before, the problem is what else do the Cavs have up their sleeves against a team now powered by Durant that has been unbeatable in the playoffs. No one else has more than two. "We're playing great basketball", Curry said. We know what we're capable of going back to Cleveland, and we have been in this position before.

The first two games of the NBA Finals are the most-watched since Michael Jordan's final championship in 1998. But given what happened last season when the trophy got wrenched from their grasp, they're not resting on their laurels.

"We know. Trust me, we know", Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said after a 132-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

"Maybe I know someone who has it. or not", he tweeted. "It was 2-0 a year ago and we lost".

So are the Cavaliers, but it's more hard for them because they must come up with answers that so far have eluded them. The four-time scoring champ has changed these Finals with his Dikembe Mutombo act, blocking five shots in Game 2 as part of his stellar interior defense.

"I still have this bunker mentality when it comes to playing ball", he said. Our fans are looking forward to it. "We understand how risky they are", he said.

  • Julie Sanders