So after seeing his side beat the Cavs 122-103 to take a 2-0 series lead last night, Kerr trolled James hilariously.
"Just activity", Kerr said of Durant. But he's also never done that team-on-my-shoulders thing that usually happens for star players in the Finals. We recommend that you read our updated Privacy & Cookies Policy in full.
Indeed, the Warriors won the 2015 Finals in Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, and they used an 11-0 run at the end of Game 3 of the 2017 Finals at The Q to build a 3-0 lead in the series before eventually winning it in five games.
"We have to make sure that we really bring it in game three because that's really the game right there", Cavs forward Kevin Love said. Wednesday is a must-win since no National Basketball Association team has ever come back from 3-0 down to win a series. Toronto Raptors fans will recall that team saying similarly defiant things after they thoroughly outplayed the Cavaliers, their playoff nemesis, in the first game of the East semifinals, only to lose in overtime when they couldn't get a late basket. "We feel like we feed off of our crowd".
"We know how Cleveland plays here, with a lot of energy and force", Steph Curry said.
Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night. The Cavs are better when they are uncomfortable.
The NBA Finals are off to a rough start for the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I didn't realize how much you use your ankle until you hurt it", he said, "but".
Although three other Cavs scored in double digits Sunday, James still needs to thrive on his home court in order to give his team some life in the series. "But that shouldn't give us any comfort", James said. "This is the last team in the world you want to relax against".
Yes, the Cavs will have to win four of the next five to claim the title - something that looks exceptionally hard (and highly improbable) at the moment - but the difference between a 3-0 lead and a 2-1 lead in this series is far more massive than one game. Curry is as beloved in the Bay Area as much as any athlete is in any city, and he's the single player who is most associated with turning the Warriors from the 26-win team they were in his rookie season into the powerhouse they are today.
After what they themselves called a lucky win in Game 1, the Warriors were back to their dominant best in Game 2, on the back of a record-breaking performance by their superstar Stephen Curry. But Sunday, after spending what he said felt like the three entire off days between games on the trainers' table, he barely gave an indication of the high left ankle sprain suffered early in Game 1, and scored 20 points in almost 34 minutes.