Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

LeBron James has been brilliant in the first two games of the NBA Finals, which still have been lopsided losses for his Cleveland Cavaliers.

This marks the second straight year Golden State won the first two games of the Finals. It was the first time he coached the Warriors since April 19.

The Warriors won their 14th consecutive playoff game, an National Basketball Association record, and seized a 2-0 lead over the Cavaliers in the best-of-seven championship series, which continues Wednesday and Friday in Cleveland.

Curry contributed two free throws and three assists to the 13-2 burst. "But it's definitely great to see him over there and have him talking in the timeouts and out there leading us". "That's what he does". James continued to play magnificently, completing a triple-double with one period left in the game.

The best early sign for the Cavaliers: They made their first five shots - three by Love, the other two by a driving-and-attacking James.

With the win, the Warriors set an National Basketball Association record for most consecutive playoff victories at 14. He's shooting 40 percent from the field, has seven turnovers to just nine assists through two games, and the Cavaliers have been outscored by 34 points across 75 minutes in two games.

Such was the case for LeBron James, who recorded his eighth triple-double in NBA Finals history Sunday night, tying Magic Johnson for the all-time finals record.

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"I don't think there are many teams in the league where their backup (small-ball center) is better than their starter", Green said. "We have to do a better job of being on bodies, being physical and bringing contact to the game". That praise might be real now, because, as lopsided as the score in Game 2 was, in some respects the Cavs played better than when they lost, 113-91, in the first game of the series. Curry, equipped with two functioning knees, is playing the type of series he was robbed off previous year.

Curry was full of praise for coach Steve Kerr, who was courtside after a six-week absence due to back surgery.

But the Warriors are much more than just Durant, of course. If only he could get a little help from his friends. "I was just kind of like a chicken with my head cut off, just running circles". Sometimes you can notch a triple-double in the third quarter and still see your team blown out.

Play was underway when the horn sounded, and officials reviewed a play and ruled Gaudreau's wraparound attempt slid the puck just over the line before Murray stopped it. Referee Dan O'Halloran announced it as a goal, giving Nashville a 2-1 lead 3:45 into the second.

"There's an eight on the start sheet that I need to correct when we go to Cleveland", Curry said. "There is no comparison even though we're down 0-2 going back home". He made all 14 of his free throws and helped push a pace that exhausted the Cavs out through three quarters. He and Durant combined for 66 points and 18 assists in the opener, then dominated again while the supporting cast shined. Coach Tyronn Lue changed his lineups, using Iman Shumpert to defend Kevin Durant more and dusting off Channing Frye to help open the floor as a couple examples.

It didn't matter in the end. "We're young, healthy, and playing a game we love".

Q: When Kyrie is having a rough night, is there anything you can tell him to encourage him? Irving's game has never been adept at that; the most common criticism of Irving is that he's not a player who sets up others, but a one-on-one scorer who looks awesome when he has it going and looks like a limited player when they don't. Thompson played in his 78th postseason, most in franchise history.



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