Warriors top Cavaliers to take 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals

Warriors top Cavaliers to take 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals

Warriors top Cavaliers to take 2-0 series lead in NBA Finals

The former Texas Longhorns star Kevin Durant posted an awesome statline in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, helping lead the Golden State Warriors to a decisive 132-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

Golden State had won a record 73 regular-season games previous year and led 2-0 only for Cleveland to make the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history and swipe the title. For the second year in a row, they're down 2-0 in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors.

"The intention is to coach tonight and the rest of the series", said Kerr, who last coached in Game 2 of the Warriors' first-round playoff series against Portland.

Curry wore his emotions for everybody to see, willing the unblemished Warriors even when Cleveland went on a third-quarter run after that play. They just have to do it again, this time against a much better team.

With Durant playing so effectively on both ends, Kerr rode his All-Star forward for 40 minutes, his heaviest load so far this postseason.

Klay Thompson moves up in the record books. "But it's definitely great to see him over there and have him talking in the timeouts and out there leading us". "That's what he does". Durant had 33 points, 13 rebounds, and played fantastic defense on LeBron James for much of the night. "We have to defend, try to make it tough, knowing they have great scorers".

With their win on Monday, the Warriors became the first ever National Basketball Association team to go 13-0 in the playoffs.

LeBron James submitted a triple-double - 29 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds - to lead the Cavaliers.

Kevin Love stepped up his game in Game 2 totaling 27 points.

"For the most part, with the game plan that we have, we tried to execute it as close as possible".

And Golden State guard Klay Thompson, lately in an uncharacteristic shooting slump, finished with 22 points and seven rebounds.

He is returning to the bench for Sunday night's Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers to coach the Warriors for the first time in more than six weeks. "'. Maybe get a little teary-eyed".

Kevin Durant lit up the Cavaliers for 38 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, and 0 turnovers. "I was just kind of like a chicken with my head cut off, just running circles".

Cleveland led early, but Golden State recovered and led by as many as 10 halfway through the opening period. His personal record against James before becoming a Warrior was 4-17, including the 2012 Finals, in which James and the Miami Heat defeated the Thunder in five games - despite Durant posting individual numbers generally superior to those of James. "Trust me, we know".

Last year, the Finals served as the coming out party for Irving.

Golden State shot 18-for-43 (41.9 percent) from 3-point range, outscoring the Cavaliers 54-24 from beyond the arc.

It didn't matter in the end.

There was a lot of positive reaction to the news of Kerr's return. "We love his voice", Curry said. "We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well, also". The Cavaliers gave them a run in the first half, but they just couldn't keep up as the third quarter wore on. They want to get physical, contest shots, somehow find a way to get Golden State out of its groove.

Curry contributed two free throws and three assists to the 13-2 burst. Thompson played in his 78th postseason, most in franchise history.

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