Warriors roll to 14th straight playoff victory

Ruben Hill
June 6, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward David West (3) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017.

The Cavaliers put up a strong fight but still fell 132-113 in Game 2 of the National Basketball Association finals to the Golden State Warriors, a superteam who are starting to look - and this postseason literally are - unbeatable.

Good morning! The Warriors beat the Cavaliers, 132-113, and took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals.

After the game James said that despite losing by 19 points, his team played better that in the first meeting.

That duo is showing no signs of letting up and with Klay Thompson doing his defensive job on Kyrie Irving, the Cavs only have Kevin Love, who had an admirable 27 in Game 2, to turn to after that. "That's what he does".

Curry shaking off an uncharacteristically bad first half to finish with his first playoff triple double: 32 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds.

"It felt great. Got a really nice reception from our fans and our players", Kerr said.

Durant with his second double-double of this series scored 33 points, had 13 rebounds and added six assists, along with five blocks and three steals.

Starting point guard Kyrie Irving was kept in check, going 8-23 from the floor in 40 minutes and finishing with an atypical 19 points.

LeBron James scored 29 points, had 14 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds.

"I thought for the most part with the game plan that we had we tried to execute it as close as possible", he told reporters after the game.

Kerr had his hands full with the game, which featured physical play, eight sloppy turnovers by Curry and early foul calls on passionate forward Draymond Green, whose protestations could have triggered at least one technical.

"We turned the ball over too much in the first half".

The best-of-seven series will shift to Cleveland for two games, with Game 3 on Wednesday.

Last season, J.R. averaged just under 12 points per game in the playoffs.

The Warriors just have so many weapons, so many gifted players operating at a high level, that a team might be able to slow some of them, but not all of them. Somehow. Maybe they hope the Warriors will get all confused with the time-zone changes and all that. "I was just kind of like a chicken with my head cut off, just running circles". The Warriors started to pull away in the third quarter, building a 14-point lead to start the fourth quarter. Golden State is +24 in the third quarter over the Cavs in the first two games of this series. We knew it was going to be tough.

Smith shot 0-for-2 with a turnover, making him offensive nonentity.

Most effective "Warriors" once again become Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry netted the first triple-double in the playoffs.

It didn't matter in the end. Feel free to join in the conversation in the comments section below and be sure to check back in with FanSided each and every day for our continuing coverage of the 2017 NBA Finals. "We're young, healthy, and playing a game we love". We love his voice. "Now we got to go home and regroup".

It is true, the Cavs trailed the Warriors 2-0 at this point in the 2016 Finals.

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