Warriors Beat Cavs to Take 2-0 Finals Series Lead

Lebron James posted a triple-double but was not able to inspire Cleveland to level the series

Lebron James posted a triple-double but was not able to inspire Cleveland to level the series

"And to see him back on the bench was huge". "Understand that they have a unique opportunity to make us that much better, and for a majority of this season it's been on myself, Bron and K-Love's shoulders". "We have to figure out a way to get him going early", LBJ said of his fellow "Big 3' member".

Golden State's record-breaking 14th consecutive postseason win came in Steve Kerr's return to the Warriors' bench after he missed the previous 11 games while dealing the spinal-fluid issues.

"Do things - I don't want to say differently because you work so hard to get to this point - but make a couple of changes to see if we can be a lot better defensively and offensively", James said.

The Warriors won despite committing 20 turnovers - three days after their 113-91 Game 1 victory in which Cleveland committed 20 turnovers.

Kerr said he decided Sunday morning that he was able to return to coaching after being sidelined by constant pain because of complications following a pair of back surgeries almost two years ago.

"Well, it got a little out of control towards the end but we're not anxious about that".

Since there isn't enough wine in Napa Valley to make J.R. Smith's contributions look good enough to answer the need, let alone for the Cavs to win this series, they must consider changes.

Curry provided Kerr more than a glimpse of his greatness from up close after the coach had been watching games from the locker room while speaking to his players beforehand and at halftime.

He ran circles around James during one masterfully skillful sequence, then drove left through the paint for a right-handed layup over the star's outstretched arm -during a signature moment in another rout.

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Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in the opener and Love had a big day in Game 2, but starters Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith have been almost invisible and the bench has offered little help.

Durant scored from every corner of the court. In Golden State's four-game sweep of San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals, Thompson averaged just 11.0 points and shot 32.7 percent from the field. No way this team is blowing another 3-1 lead.

They embraced the chase previous year but said Tuesday that they're not thinking at all about 16-0. In last year's playoffs which they ultimately lost, Thompson was a +3.0 defender, which simply means that he was bad at it. Former Sonic Durant contributed 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.

"Much more physical today than we were in game one".

It didn't matter in the end.

The Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves in the same place through two games in the NBA Finals they were at this point last season.

LeBron James scored 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, all on the defensive end, but also gave up four turnovers. Cleveland shot 3 of 20 on 3s in the first half and 8 for 29 total.

After he went scoreless in Game 2, there were reports that the Cavaliers may go with another ex-Knick Iman Shumpert because of his defense. James had 10 first-half assists, the most in any playoff half of his career, while Curry had 15 points as Golden State took a 40-34 lead in the highest-scoring NBA Finals first quarter in 50 years and the second-highest ever. Curry's 10 first-quarter free throws equaled Paul Pierce for most in a Finals quarter. "We play that same game in Cleveland, there's no way we win".

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