Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Game 2

Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Game 2

Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Game 2

Me not hitting the free throw, I feel like cost our team the win. They shot 59.5 percent in the first half despite going 6 of 19 on 3s.

The Warriors (mostly Kevin Durant) smothered LeBron James on defense, guarding him closely and holding him to only 29 points on 50% shooting, seven points of which came from free throws. His first points - the first for Cleveland - came on a goaltend by McGee.

The Warriors initially talked about Durant's fit within their system before Durant went outside to talk with Curry, Green, Thompson and Iguodala.

According to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, the Warriors All-Star is receiving "around the clock" medical treatment for a high left ankle sprain he suffered during Game 1 against the Cavaliers. It ended up with the Golden State Warriors winning 124-114. The Warriors expect that Smith and the rest of the Cavaliers will be more than ready for Game 2. But when watching the game in those final seconds, he appears to mouth to James, "I thought we were ahead". The Warriors have the best shooters and the best fast-break offense in the National Basketball Association.

And now, it's the fourth straight NBA Finals for Carlos Santana.

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Cleveland needs much more from its supporting cast. It will be the fourth straight finals that Santana, a 10-time Grammy victor and three-time Latin Grammy victor, has played the anthem before the second game on the Warriors' home floor.

"He probably took that loss as hard as anybody on the team", Cavs star LeBron James said Saturday. Not that I'm advocating makeup calls.

Which means that if anyone can forget Game 1, it's J.R. Smith. Durant is a player who does pay attention to media and fan commentary on him.

But McGee's size could help now against the Cavaliers' big lineup that includes LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. In a post-game interview, he told reporters that he knew the game was tied. Andre Iguodala (knee) was out again for Game 1 and is doubtful to play tonight.

"The defense in general, not just Draymond but KD and our young guy. did a good job", said the Warriors coach, Steve Kerr. They were demolished, however, in multiple vital areas of the game. They're good. They're great, actually.

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"I just think, especially when a game has been as hard-fought as that one, you don't like to see emotions spilling over at the end", commissioner Adam Silver said before executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the penalties. Thompson, listed as questionable coming into the game, had 20 points on a 8-of-13 clip from the field and a 3-of-8 mark from the perimeter.

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

The Warriors have held steady as a double-digit favorite for Sunday night's game against Cleveland.

James looked absolutely unstoppable in a 51-point performance in Game 1, as he was almost flawless driving to the basket and dropping bombs from 3-point range, but Sunday he passed up several open looks from deep early and only had two shots nine minutes into the game. How can the Cavs bounce back and take Game 2?

David Guthrie, welcome to the NBA Finals.

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Also part of the crew will be Derrick Stafford, who was picked as a finals ref for the eighth time.

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