He guided the Warriors to a 132-113 win, Golden State's NBA-record 14th consecutive postseason win.
That's obviously high praise given the other dynamic tandems to have played in the National Basketball Association, and it's especially insane given that Durant and Curry are in the midst of just their first season together with Golden State.
LeBronJames said even though they lost, the Cavs were much more physical on Sunday than they were in Game 1. "When we're coming off our isolations, they're bringing a few more bodies to clog the lane". We're playing an unbelievably good team, competitive team, dominant team.
Unless that changes quickly, Cavs-Warriors III could end up being a much shorter series than the first two editions of the Finals trilogy that the teams split.
And in order for them to make a similar comeback after overcoming deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 against the Warriors past year, the Cavaliers will need production from Thompson, starting with Game 3 at The Q Wednesday night. "I wouldn't be in this if I was thinking just one game". "And when you got great teammates like I do, who allow me to play with my emotions and allow me to be emotional when I'm talking to them, to use my emotions to the better for us, it's easy". But the Warriors caught fire shooting the ball in the third quarter, stretching the lead to double digits.
Game 3 will be on June 8 LIVE at 9:00 am with a primetime replay of S+A at 8:00pm of the same day. Each time the camera turned to him the crowd went wild, and they gave Kerr a standing ovation when the lineup was announced. "It motivates us to win for him", said Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, who hit 22 points. "And we're a full group when he's out here, so that means a lot". We saw what happened previous year. "I think I'm pretty smart guy and I learned my lesson, so I went over the edge before, fool me once, you can't fool me twice". "He missed some chippies - ones he's so accustomed to making".
LeBron James made a record-equalling eighth play-off triple-double. No other player has more than two. Durant leads all players with 71 points the first two games - six more than the player he replaced in the lineup, Harrison Barnes, scored in seven games a year ago. "They won their first two games like they're supposed to", Lue said.
"So he's got a feel for what he needs to do, what he needs to say, to keep everybody on the right path".
James and Love combined to make 24 of 41 shots, while the rest of the team shot just 36 percent with only Irving even reaching double-figures.
"Trash", is how Thompson described his Game 1 before the Cavaliers practice Saturday. Thirteen first-half turnovers by the Warriors ultimately became so what stats no one spoke about. "But we're hoping it's going to be a different story when we go home". The response, in a word, is heartening.
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She played her typically safe style for much of the match, winding up with 15 fewer unforced errors than No. 8 Kuznetsova. I knew that if I stayed behind the baseline, he can only do so much. "So I like to play chess in my free time".
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Kerber struggled with 25 unforced errors against just 16 winners, and won less than 50 percent of points behind her first serve. Madison Brengle of the U.S. defeated Germany s Julia Goerges 1-6, 6-3, 13-11 in a tie stretching to nearly three hours.