Curry, Durant Lead Warriors To 2-0 Lead With 132-113 Rout
Jun 06 2017 by Kate Woods
But as dominant as they have seemed in this series, if you look at last year's Finals, they actually outscored the Cavs more in the first two games before eventually falling in seven games than they did in these two games.
But we suspect that had much more to do with the great drama of last year's Finals, rather than the lopsided displays throughout the 2017 postseason. "We've just got to figure out how we can be better in Game Three". Is Kevin Durant the real best player in the National Basketball Association? I knew he didn't lose confidence in himself and knew he was helping us win even though he wasn't shooting the ball well.
"We know this is far from over". According to Elias, this was just the second playoff game in National Basketball Association history where two players recorded triple-doubles.
"If these guys win two more games, the debate is over".
Thompson's fellow splash bro Stephen Curry quietly picked up the first triple-double of his playoff career, logging 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
And if that werent enough there was Kevin Durant, again, with his second double-double of this series, scoring 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Head coach Tyronn Lue felt the Cavs did well on defense despite giving up 40 points in the first quarter and 132 in the game.
"It did feel good to see the ball go in", Thompson said. "The game is too fresh. We got to go home and regroup". And you are talking two of the greatest players that we got in this world locked in the way they are. We've been here. The guys that were here a year ago understand it's the hardest thing to do is to try to close out a series and we've got two more games to go.
OK, we already have seen this, as recently as Game 1 when Curry was high-stepping up the floor in the midst of that blowout. And we forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good.
Curry seized command in the third quarter with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Warriors stretched a 67-64 half-time lead to 102-88 entering the fourth quarter, a margin no finals team had squandered so late to lose since 1992.
Durant and Curry are showing no signs of letting up and with Klay Thompson doing his defensive job on Kyrie Irving the Cavs only have Kevin Love, who had an admirable 27 points in Game 2 to turn to after that.
He then received a huge ovation from the crowd before the game and got the performance he hoped from his team during it.
Former coach and player Al Attles called it "terrific" news.
"It was just great to be on the sidelines again". It also matched Paul Pierce for most in a Finals quarter. "And so it's really nice to be back".
The timing of Kerr's decision created some concern about its impact on his team.
However, the Warriors wore down the Cavaliers and began to pull away. There's nothing usual about them, even by championship-round standards. Sure, those two acquisitions aren't as sexy as adding perhaps the second-best player on the planet, but they were viewed at the time as moves that could push Cleveland's talent level a bit closer to the Warriors' seemingly-unattainable level.