Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

  • Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

A sea of yellow floods the Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday.

The Golden State Warriors took control of the NBA Finals after seeing off reigning champions the Cleveland Cavaliers in game two.

CLEVELAND, USA - Two wins from completing the first unbeaten playoff championship run in National Basketball Association history, the Golden State Warriors are realizing the "super team" expectations they shouldered since signing Kevin Durant last July.

LeBron James had no time for one reporter's question after the Cavaliers lost Game 2 of the NBA Finals to the Warriors.

Speaking shortly before Game Two against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kerr said he was feeling somewhat better. The dynamic duo, Steph Curry, 29, and Kevin Durant, 28, came out on fire, and were almost impossible to control on both, offense and defense. The Warriors' Game 1 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers last Thursday night was ESPN's most-streamed Finals game in history, and it was the third most-watched Game 1 ever on ABC. He looks more like a two-time MVP than the hobbled player he was in last year's Finals. "It motivates us to win for him", said Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, who hit 22 points.

Paul Pierce announced that Kevin Durant, not LeBron James, is the best player in the world - and he's wrong.

The Warriors were lethal in the first two games and handled the Cavs with relative ease. "You never know who will come up and show up for us".

They were in exactly the same position a year, got a split of two games at home before their improbable comeback from a 3-1 deficit.

"It felt great", said Kerr, who has been dealing with complications from back surgery. "We know, trust me, we know".

They also can't afford Durant, not LeBron, being the best player in the series. "We play that same game in Cleveland there's no way we win".

Another game, another record. "We're playing great basketball", Curry said.

"It's not Kevin came here, you have to win the championship".

Warriors: The Warriors had their first 40-point quarter in the Finals since scoring 41 in the first quarter of Game 6 in 1967 against the 76ers.

"We made runs", said James. LeBron's excellence forced Golden State's hand. "I don't want to get into the "what we need to do better" right now", he said. After an auto on NOS effort from LeBron in the first half, all he could do is watch as Durant hit a 3 on one side, get a stop on the other, and have Steph slowly dribble up to sink a 29-foot 3 on the other side to close out the game at 121-99.

Smith has been a non-factor in the two losses with just three points on 1-of-4 shooting in 28 minutes in Game One and had zero points in Game Two on 0-of-2 shooting and four fouls in 14 minutes.

Even though the Cavs rectified the turnover margin, forcing the Warriors into 20 turnovers to only their 9, it was not enough as the three point line proved to be a major difference with Golden State draining 18 three pointers on the night, as Cleveland shot an abominable 8-29 (27%) from downtown.

The Warriors, however, know from past year that no matter how momentum swings, it's not over until it's over.