The Golden State Warriors went into full throttle as they won the second game in the NBA Finals series by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 and leading the series by two games.
Curry and Kevin Durant tagged teamed the Warriors to two victories in this year’s final. Curry had his first career post-season triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds, while Durant had 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, and five blocks. If the results keep coming in their favor, Durant is definitely on the verge of having his first championship ring.
NBA Finals – The Series
It was a beautiful start to the series, with Coach Steve Kerr coming back from an eleven game absence due to back issues. He watched his team cruise the second game of the series. The reigning NBA coach of the year assumed his usual courtside position.
Kerr, 51, led the Warriors to the 2015 title before losing the title last year; he said his side would have to play smarter in the 3rd game of the series which takes place later today.
Lebron James knows this is a “do-or-die” game for his team. He knows his team cannot afford to go down 3-0 to any team especially if they intend to win the finals. Lebron who already looks defeated admits the Warriors are a great team, though he believes his team is much more physical and can grab the game 3 win at their home floor.
Lebron James tied Magic Johnson for the most NBA Finals triple-doubles with eight, this is the first time in NBA’s History that more than one player had a triple-double in the same Finals game. He was exceptionally outstanding as he had a triple –double with 29 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds, but yet again it couldn’t help his team produce a win against the Warriors. Kevin Love had 27 points while Kyrie Irving had 19 points.
“I thought for the most part with the game plan we had we tried to execute it as close as possible,” James said.
“He’s one of the greatest to play this game. When I’m done, I’ll probably look back on it and say it was a cool feat.” He said after he drew level with Magic Johnson’s record.
Tyronn Lue the Cavs coach made it clear that his team is far from discouraged, saying they are not worried by being 2-0 down, as history was made to be broken.
Golden State Warriors – NBA Finals
Unfortunately for the Warriors, history hasn’t been on their side when it comes to game threes. The Warriors have lost five of their last six game threes in the playoff series.
We certainly wish both teams the very best and hope to see an outstanding game 3.
Special Credit: Alao George Victor (@geo_seriousguy)