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

08 June 2017, 01:45 | Kristine Mills

Like the opposing point guard, Steph Curry, has scored 28 and 32 points - the 32 coming amid a triple-double in the Warriors' 132-113 devastation of the Cavs on Sunday in Oakland to grab a 2-0 series lead.

Kerr initially hurt his back during the 2015 National Basketball Association championship series. "It was probably the key to the whole game".

A closeup of the Under Armour Curry 4, worn by Stephen Curry in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals.

To wit: the Warriors have outscored Cleveland by nine points in the first two quarters, and by 30 in the second half. But he wanted to remain with a smaller lineup, pushing the pace and forcing Cleveland into matchup issues. That's a little different than the ball finding its way to Harrison Barnes. But Durant is a 7-foot pterodactyl, who has only gained strength and defensive guile during his first decade in the league.

If the Golden State Warriors sweep Cleveland, which they are halfway to doing, and therefore sweep the entire playoffs, improving on the "fo'-fo'-fo'" playoff goal Philadelphia's Moses Malone intoned in 1983 but didn't complete (with an extra "fo'" due to the current playoff format), would they be the best team of all time? Reporter: Yeah, I know. He said that, though he did not yet get a chance to let his players know, he was quite sure that they already knew, "Because they are all on their phones all the time". He scooped up the loose ball, pushed it upcourt and planted a transition 3.

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.

A man named Chad Shanks, writing for a very smart statistical blog called "Statmuse", wrote a reasoned, detailed post titled, "Can a Series Be Over After Just 2 Games?" When asked what he plans to do with his return, Kerr said "Nothing really changes for our players". "I kind of regret being part of that because he was just trying to teach me a lot of things that I didn't necessarily understand as a 21-year-old".

Tell me I'm ahead of myself.

That was only the first of Durant's five blocks.

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The Cavaliers say they haven't lost their confidence.

Love went to the power dribble and soft hook.

"Honestly, I was rushing to begin with because I felt like there was an angle here, and angle there, [but] there wasn't because of a huge crowd on that right side of the floor", Curry said.

But Durant wasn't done. It essentially put the game to rest.

"He took some contact and still finished the play", Green said. And that was with Cleveland playing some pretty good basketball.

Shumpert tends to force his offense and get himself in trouble.

In Game 3 previous year, the Cavaliers rebounded in front of an emotional home crowd - "we got back to playing our game", LeBron said, after two games of everyone telling him and his team they were bad - and all of a sudden, Steve Kerr was saying his team played soft ("They just punched us right in the mouth") and Curry was already getting exhausted by questions speculating that he was hurt.

James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to tie Magic Johnson's record with his eighth career Finals triple-double but expended so much energy that he had a hard time getting to the rim in the second half when he often seemed to settle for jumpers.



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