Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye perfect NBA title run

  • Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye perfect NBA title run

Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye perfect NBA title run

If Thompson's offensive game is back on track, it's going to be very hard for the Cavs to derail a Warriors team that has taken on the look of a juggernaut with their NBA-record 14th straight playoff win.

"We had had an opportunity to win the first game of the series, get off to a good start; we were able to do that", Curry said after the game in his on court interview.

The Cavaliers, meanwhile, haven't gotten almost enough production from anyone other than James, who had a triple-double Sunday, and forward Kevin Love, who had 21 rebounds in Game 1. Since the first round moved to a Best of 7 in 2003, the fewest total playoff games was 79 in 2007 - the same year LeBron and the Cavs were swept by the Spurs.

Second, this is not, in any way, a suggestion that LeBron James isn't doing enough, or that he lacks the so-often lazily referenced "killer instinct" of a Michael Jordan, or that he's somehow shrinking from the moment, or that he's not the best player in the world, which he is, unequivocally, despite what Paul Pierce might think. And we forced them into 20 turnovers, and they still beat us pretty good.

"Their offense is constantly moving, so you've got to be locked in", Lue says. "You can talk like 15-0 or whatever he did, but the team was just falling apart at the seams, and so I just had to get back to make sure we righted the ship", Kerr said before turning serious.

LeBron had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to tie Magic Johnson's record with his eighth career Finals triple-double.

Since joining the Warriors last summer, though, it's 3-1, the teams splitting two games in the regular season and the Warriors winning Games 1 and 2 of The Finals.

"He took some contact and still finished the play", Green said.

It felt that way a year ago, too, but these Warriors are different.

Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are playing out of their minds, hitting over 43 per cent of their three-point attempts and scoring more than 25 points per game. "We were much more physical today than we were in Game 1. There is a lot of work left for us", Curry said. Outside of their big three, Cleveland has gotten next to nothing from its playoff roster.

One could argue the momentum swing is simply having Curry and Durant at Golden State's disposal.

"When Draymond went out, I just tried to do my best to help everybody out", Durant said. There are many reasons why these Golden State Warriors are up in the series through two games, and chief among them is their two-time MVP.

"When you have great teammates like I do ... who allow me to use my emotions to the better for us, it's easy", he said. "Around 2012, that's when coaches stopped thinking they could go at me and get a basket or get me in foul trouble", Durant said. It was the first time in franchise history the Cavs made it to the championship. No other player has more than two.

Back during the 2011 National Basketball Association lockout, LeBron James and Kevin Durant were working out together in Akron when, in their spare time, the National Basketball Association stars allegedly recorded a hip-hop track together. How do we know this? We're going to go home and watch the film to see ways we can be better.

The Warriors were lethal in the first two games and handled the Cavs with relative ease.

But he didn't get it off. Durant rose with those tarantula arms and completely ate Love's hook shot, palming it, staring Love down and then starting a fastbreak the other way. "We understand that. Down 0-2, going back home, you have to live with those odds".

The game marked the return of Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was sidelined earlier in April by persistent back pain following several surgeries.