Warriors score 132 to rout Cavs
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 19:46
Curry and LeBron were both in rare form last night.
This time, Curry committed eight turnovers as Cleveland committed to putting more pressure on the ball to keep Durant from driving and dunking untouched as he did so many times in Game 1.
The Warriors are now 14-0 in the postseason, but the coach warned against complacency after the Cavs surged back from 3-1 down to win last year's Finals between the two teams.
That means? Well, who believes it, watching the Warriors right now? "And they constantly break records every year".
The best-of-seven series now shifts to Cleveland for two games, with Game 3 Wednesday. It's just so easy to miss on the percentages phenomenon - if you take, say, 22 free throws and miss three of them, you've already fallen below the vaunted 90 percent mark that you need to hit. It's not hyperbole that has folks comparing them to the best teams in National Basketball Association history and wondering what sort of dynasty this team could form moving forward with this talented, unselfish core able to be secured in place for years to come. They work well together. "We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well, also".
Cleveland's 3-1 comeback was aided by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson struggling with their shooting touch. The Grizzlies came back offensively primarily in the paint with forward Zach Randolph and center Marc Gasol knocking down shots with about 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Since the playoffs began, the Warriors have been unbeatable, sweeping Portland, San Antonio and Utah. In came Andre Iguodala. And James probably deserved better than he got. Not falling asleep. The loose balls, the 50-50 balls, we've got to get to those and when you don't get to them, they make you pay.
"If you're trying to chase something, that kind of deters what you're trying to do".
So maybe we start with just one highlight?
But make no mistake, beyond winning titles is a level of greatness the Warriors aspire to reach, a place among the all-time best. Brown humbly said that he was merely a placeholder until Kerr returned. "We love his voice", Curry said. "Anytime you want to win a championship, you have to win on the road".
"You have to win on the road to be great". He and Durant combined for 66 points and 18 assists in the opener, then dominated again while the supporting cast shined. "I don't really know if I could put this power", Green said while showing off his bicep then tapping Durant's, "in these arms, though". Players appreciate him, the staff does, I certainly do. "He's a very complete player".
The Warriors didn't lose a game with Brown on the bench, which will likely earn him another head coaching job, just like it got Luke Walton, who filled in a year ago, and then got the Lakers' job. "Got to shut it off".
"We've been in this position before", said Thompson.