Stephen Curry sets new record as Golden State beat Cleveland

Dean Simpson
June 6, 2018

"Regardless of how the season went, that's a pretty cool deal to accomplish", Curry told reporters.

After a poor shooting night in Game 1, Kevin Durant bounced back in emphatic fashion with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting, while also posting nine rebounds and seven assists.

Chef Curry splashed a Finals record nine three-pointers, while finishing with 33 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds.

According to the report, Thompson said the root of this disdain for Curry came from his leapfrogging so many players so quickly in the NBA's elite and receiving adoration for it. We want to continue to be uncomfortable.

Kevin Love did manage to score 22, but there was no other support among the Cavs ranks and they fly back to OH knowing they need to make home advantage count in Game Three and Game Four.

Curry had the shot of the night with 7:54 to play, making an off-balance swish from several feet behind the 3-point arc over Love as the shot clock wound down, then scooted backward in delight.

"He's a big shot taker, big shot maker,"Draymond Green said".


"He makes tough shots".

After Curry bumped into Perkins, he stood there looking at the guy.

"I don't care. I don't care at all", James said. "That was kind of like a dagger shot". "JaVale is so explosive, and just with the way he runs, it gives us some pace, it gives us some energy". Not anymore. Jordan Clarkson has made 11 of 46 3-point shots in the playoffs.

"It was big", Curry said. "Keep the crowd into it". But, when James is under 40 points, he needs that third weapon to depend on.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue stressed the need for a body-banging style from his squad. The five-time NBA All-Star has made half of the 28 3-pointers he's shot in the series, including 6 of 8 in the fourth quarter and overtime. But what LeBron likely means here is that his team is in the NBA Finals, which means they are capable.

Now it is time for LeBron James to try and cement his legacy by stealing a win at ORACLE Arena and evening up the NBA Finals a 1-1.

Where the Warriors stack up if they win a third championship in four years will make for a dynasty debate.


In other words, LeBron can't do it all himself and the Warriors are probably going to win this series easily simply because James has little help. Even if he should, James isn't going to throw his teammates under the bus.

That sarcastic support continued all game long, with Smith getting serenaded with chants of "M-V-P!"

Golden State is surprisingly thin on the perimeter. James is truly the greatest, no matter how good or bad his supporting cast may be.

"It's a lot different", McGee said of playing with the Warriors' four All-Stars, "just because everyone isn't focused on you so much. Everybody else just does their job and they don't miss a beat when they put someone in or they take someone out". His first points - the first for Cleveland - came on a goaltend by McGee. "I like it", Smith said.

Curry's nine 3-pointers surpassed the Finals mark held by Ray Allen, who made eight for the Boston Celtics during Game 2 of the 2010 Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Warriors: Thompson played in his franchise-record 100th postseason game.

The Warriors outscored the Cavaliers 27-18 in the second quarter.


If you weren't watching, you missed one of the most infamous moments in NBA Finals history.

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