LeBron James perfectly shuts down questions about whether he's exhausted

Based on those numbers, it wouldn't be wild to assume that guarding Durant, as well as being responsible for carrying the Cavs offensive load, has been taking a toll on James, and affecting him at the end of games.

Teams like the Celtics, Lakers, and Spurs aren't sweating the recent dominance of the Warriors and Cavaliers because they always find ways to compete and add great players.

This trend somewhat began past year, with the Warriors unlocking their "lineup of death" by moving Draymond Green to center and Harrison Barnes to power forward in order to be able to push the tempo, space the floor, and essentially run teams off the floor. You got to play every game like you're down.

James was encouraging after Game 2. We have to figure out a way to get him going early.

Cleveland fell into a hole last season as well before winning the final three games to beat the Warriors and claim the title.

Through the road portion of the 2017 Finals, Kyrie Irving's stats look pretty solid - 21.5 points per, 40 percent from the floor, 50 percent from long-range. It's the first time since 2010 that there have been 3 more sweeps than game 7's.

Cavs fans are hoping for some of that sports magic to come their way again because if this remains a conventional conflict won and lost on the field of play by the forces directly arrayed against each other, this is over.

"We have a huge hurdle to get over tomorrow", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said.

Kyrie will also benefit from some home cookin' this week.

LeBron James has been doing everything humanly possible for the Cavs, averaging 28.5 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks through the first two games of the series. "I'm averaging a triple-double in the Finals".

Sarfraz promises no letups after SA win
Debutant Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were the top scorers for the Pakistan side, each contributing 31 runs apiece. The left-hander eventually fell for 33 when, deceived by Morkel's slower ball, he edged to Amla at slip.

Curry drained all 14 free-throw attempts in Game 2 after not attempting a single one in the opener.

To this point, chapter three of Cleveland vs.

After a commanding opening to the Finals featuring two dominant wins, the Warriors know they are about to face their toughest test of the postseason.

Smith is going to start Game 2, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

As stellar as Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have been in Games 1 & 2, it's the rest of the Cavaliers that have disappeared.

On the other hand, the Warriors are 14-0 so far in the postseason and with the addition of Kevin Durant, pose a much different threat than previous year, making 16-0 a real possibility.

The Cavaliers said they won't change their lineup or their schemes, insisting they want to play fast even though that's exactly the way the Warriors like it. Oh, and lest we forget: James is also being counted on as the primary defender against Durant - all while logging heavy minutes.

The difference between making history and taking the title was put in clear perspective past year when the Warriors won an National Basketball Association record 73 regular-season games but lost the finals to Cleveland, squandering a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series and falling to the greatest comeback in finals history.

The 51-year-old said before the game that he had managed to string together a few "good days" and felt he would be able to return to the sidelines for the remainder of the best-of-seven series. "They're just kind of boneheaded plays that you are just like, 'Oh, man, we can be better.' Whether they're speeding us up or whether they're getting in our chest or challenging us, we need to hit back".

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