Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

In all, Durant finished the night with 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and those five blocks, joining Tim Duncan and Ralph Sampson as the only players to put up those stats in a playoff game.

"I think it was the nature with which they won that game, the force that they brought", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

"The whole pregame process was all the same tonight, it was just a matter of him showing up on the bench and giving us that energy", Curry said. "And we're a full group when he's out here". "So that means a lot".

A year after making history but falling one game short of an National Basketball Association title, the Golden State Warriors are focused on capturing the crown, not a possible unbeaten playoff run.

In Game 2, he submitted a triple-double with 28 points and 14 assists, and it was not enough to avoid a second consecutive blowout loss to the technicolor Golden State Warriors.

"We were playing against San Antonio (in this year's conference final). and I was putting (Durant) in a lot of pick-and-rolls and we were scoring bucket after bucket after bucket", Brown recalled.

The best-of-seven series now shifts to Cleveland for two games, with Game 3 Wednesday. "Maybe get a little teary-eyed". "I hope and pray that they make a decision that's best for them, and nobody else...."

Curry provided the coach more than a glimpse of his greatness from up close after Kerr had been watching games from the locker room while speaking to players beforehand and at halftime. "It's a small game and you got shooters everywhere and you have to be able protect the rim with LeBron coming downhill, with Love posting up and Draymond's on the bench".

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That basket pushed the Warriors lead to 10 as Curry let out a scream and the crowd went into a frenzy. In Game 1 of the Finals, he made only three of 16 shots, though he did contribute a strong defensive performance.

League sources informed ESPN that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors superstars collaborated on the track during the lockout in 2011 while Durant, then a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, was visiting James, who had joined the Miami Heat, for workouts in Akron, Ohio.

For Kerr, the move was amost as much about freshening the outlook of his team - he didn't like the body language he saw as the Cavs took a 2-1 lead in the series - as it was about accelerating the pace.

"It didn't feel any different as far as play calls and things we need to do", Green said when asked about how Kerr's return impacted the game. Twice during his career he has led the Cavs back from an 0-2 deficit in a playoff series - in the 2007 Eastern finals against Detroit and of course last season. "It was 2-0 past year, we lost".

Curry made all 14 of his free throws.

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

James hit 8 of 12 shots and had 18 points in the first half as the Cavaliers, down 50-38 at one point, hung within 67-64 at the break. Slow the game down, keep the contest close, and then go for the kill at the end. He hadn't reached double figures in points or rebounds this year in the first two games combined. Like Irving, Thompson was a handful in the East finals and also through much of the postseason, just by being relentless on the glass and stretching his comfort zone offensively.

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