Cavaliers no match for Curry-Durant combo

Joanna Estrada
June 6, 2017

Golden State coach Steve Kerr shook off a long-term back ailment to return to the bench and help his Warriors win a record 14th straight post-season contest with a 132-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

If "King" James and the Cavaliers don't take advantage at Oracle Arena, the Warriors will stretch their National Basketball Association playoff win streak record to 14 games and could become the first champions to run undefeated through the playoffs by winning Wednesday and Friday in Cleveland.

Speaking shortly before Game Two against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kerr said he was feeling somewhat better.

James tied Magic Johnson for most NBA Finals triple-doubles with eight, and this marked the first time in NBA history more than one player had a triple-double in the same Finals game.

"The last couple weeks have been good in terms of running practice, film sessions, coaches meetings", he said. "So we got to be much better too".

Cleveland's third star, point guard Kyrie Irving, struggled offensively with a 8-for-23 shooting night as he had to expend so much energy at the other end defending Curry and Thompson. "Steph made a great move, got by him and finished".

James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with Golden State's depth despite Kevin Love's 27 points and 19 from Kyrie Irving. "He's been such a big piece of our success the last three years, obviously", James said. "I did that. I'm excited, and it's good to be back". "I've just got to keep battling".

"I approach every game the same way, no matter if I'm at home or on the road", James said.

"I don't get caught up in what I've done over the years", James said. "When we're going off and coming off into isolation, they're bringing a few extra bodies to crowd the lane".

Midseason acquisitions Kyle Korver and Deron Williams have failed to make their anticipated impact, with Williams being held scoreless through two games while Korver followed up a zero-point opener with eight points but has been a liability defensively.

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