Warriors shoot well, Cavs stay close in Game 2

Dean Simpson
June 4, 2018

It is also the kind of performance that could set Curry up for his first Finals MVP award.

KLAY Thompson overcame a sore ankle to start and spark the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Sunday in Oakland (Monday, Manila time).

Stephen Curry made an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scored 33 points.

Game 3 is Wednesday night in Cleveland.

In his 15th season, Cleveland Cavaliers star forward LeBron James is still playing some of the best basketball of his career. At times, the Warriors trapped James, forcing the ball from his hands.

JaVale McGee has kept the Cavaliers from getting even closer with a couple more baskets and is up to 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting after being promoted to the starting lineup.

LeBron James could move up on a couple of NBA Finals individual lists in Game 2 - but also fall backward in another. Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant are going to shoot well, too. They were mocking Smith for his failure to remember the right score at the end of Game 1.

"He makes tough shots, that's what he does", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

It's safe to say that if Curry turns in two more performances like he did at the beginning of the series, the Cavaliers are going to have a very hard time winning a game. In a 124-114 overtime win in Game 1, he went 11-for-23 shooting, including 5-for-11 from three-point range for 29 points along with six rebounds and nine assists over 46 minutes. Curry chirped first, saying something to James while approaching him.

"The defense in general, not just Draymond but KD and our young guy. did a good job", said the Warriors coach, Steve Kerr.

We'll see what the Cavs have left.

Not only did the Cavaliers lose series opener, but it lost all of the thrust heading into second game, where the Dubs could completely take advantage of their home-court.

Instead of pondering the title he didn't win, Calderon is expected about the one he might yet get with Cleveland. But when watching the game in those final seconds, he appears to mouth to James, "I thought we were ahead".

Kerr says Thompson "was doing better this morning when he checked in with the training staff, so I'm hopeful he will play".

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