Warriors putting on a show vs. Cavaliers
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 20:46
It was Durant's fifth, final and most emphatic block, serving as the punctuation point of the Golden State Warriors' 132-113 Game 2 win, sending them to Cleveland with a commanding 2-0 series lead. Curry recorded his first career postseason triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, while Durant contributed 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists while moving two wins from his first ring.
Irving has struggled through two games and not been efficient, and a lot of that is due to Thompson.
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Golden state won both home games and confirmed his status as the undisputed favorite of the battle with "Cleveland" for the title.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue looks perplexed after the Warriors' victory in Game Two of the 2017 Finals. "They won their first two games like they're supposed to". And so we're just trying to stay with it. "We're going to go home, watch the film, see ways we can be better, see if we can be a lot better defensively and offensively".
Steve Kerr has a great record with the Warriors and has guided them to the National Basketball Association finals in the three seasons he spent as their head coach. In Game 2, he submitted a triple-double with 28 points and 14 assists, and it was not enough to avoid a second consecutive blowout loss to the technicolor Golden State Warriors.
"What was the difference?" "It was 2-0 a year ago, we lost". He attended the pregame news conference Sunday and said he had not yet told his players that he would be back coaching, though said they knew in recent days that he was improving.
At one point in the third quarter, the Cavs cut an 11-point deficit to four, but James committed a foul that led to two points and then committed a turnover that led to a fast-break layup plus a foul shot by Kevin Durant to ignite a 16-4 run that gave the Warriors a 16-point lead.
Durant scored from every corner of the court. Durant and Curry then knocked down 3-pointers 23 seconds apart to balloon the lead to 121-99 and render most of the final 6:18 as garbage time.
"Well, it's been a great run but none of that matters unless we can finish the job with this series", Kerr said. They need to repeat the early aggression at the Quicken Loans Arena, and make it count.
So he turned to Durant, riding him for a playoff-high 41 minutes and uncorking him as the center, something the Warriors have done very little this season.
For comparison, Lakers coach Luke Walton was 39-4 as interim coach for Golden State when Kerr was forced to miss time last season as well. And so far, it doesn't seem like that version of Green is showing up, much to Golden State's benefit. "So I think that's a luxury we have with KD. I thought he was fantastic".
Again, Lue and the Cavs were dealt a harsh lesson: Quicken the game against the Warriors at your own peril.
"Tonight was a game based on talent". Could this team save us from alien invaders and potentially salvage the last dying gasps of American democracy?
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 Warriors blocked seven shots, including five by Durant, who became just the third player since 1984 to have a 30-point, 10-rebound, five-block game in the NBA Finals.
"It feels awesome", Pachulia said.