Unbeaten Golden State Warriors living up to "Superteam" label

Those who gathered to see him though say he didn't look too anxious. Either the point guard is going to play at an elite level, or Cleveland's title defense won't last much longer.

With Game 3 slated for Wednesday night at 9 at Quicken Loans Arena - neither team had any media availability Monday - the Cavs may have to alter their course if they are to have any hope of repeating as National Basketball Association champions.

"To see him back on the bench was huge", Curry said.

"I operate under the assumption that our guys know what to do and they know their system", Golden State assistant and defensive specialist Ron Adams said.

They had a 3-1 lead over Cleveland in last year's Finals before the Cavs stormed back to win it in seven games. So the ideal play-off mark was not overly lauded. We play our game. "I know how important I have to be in order for us to have any chance at this series". They lost in Houston, lost in Portland, lost in Oklahoma City and lost a year ago in Cleveland in game three.

James led the Cavaliers with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to match a record with his eighth career NBA Finals triple-double. That's even more demoralizing than being down two games.

"Right now, it means nothing", James said minutes after the defeat.

It was a stunning display of one of the best handles in the game, and the momentary touch of the ball by that second off hand does not diminish it. While James said Sunday that he doesn't prefer to play at home, Irving's numbers say otherwise, and he could bounce back when the Cavs return to Cleveland. It was the first time in franchise history the Cavs made it to the championship.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry said they're bracing for an attack from James and Irving.

"There's an eight on the stat sheet that I need to correct", he said. "I wouldn't be in this if I was thinking just one game".

Kevin Love scored 27 points for Cleveland while Kyrie Irving added 19.

Tip-insCavaliers: Tristan Thompson scored his first points of the series on a driving dunk midway through the first quarter.

Curry's pairing with Durant is already being compared to Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan with Scottie Pippen as among the greatest duos in NBA Finals history.

He, too, shrugged off individual glory. "We can do a better job of getting him going early". Although the Cavs didn't lead off on their best foot in the NBA Finals, LeBron James, 32, has got his head on straight.

Durant looks like the best player in the world.

"If you have full fulfillment in what you did, then it's not really, "we would have done this and we would have done that". We're not going to change our game because of who we're playing. He's been such a big piece of our success the last three years, obviously.

Curry wore his emotions for everybody to see, willing the unblemished Warriors even when Cleveland went on a third-quarter run after that play.

Although LeBron lives in the present, he did reflect on the Cavs' Game 2 loss, yet, he still remained confident.

Austin Carr, who knows the inner workings of the Cavaliers as well as anybody, says they have to change their strategy against the Warriors by dictating a slower pace, starting with Game 3 on June 7 in Quicken Loans Arena.