NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

  • NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

"We're young. We're hungry. And we're going to need to play better to win on the road".

The series now moves to Cleveland for games 3 and 4 and if the Cavaliers want to make it look somewhat respectable in the series they will have to win game 3 on their home court.

"We expect him to play well, with a lot of force, aggressiveness", said Stephen Curry. And Game 2 of the NBA Finals is starting like a 100-meter dash.Golden State improved to 14-0 this postseason to keep alive a chance of becoming the first group to go unbeaten to a title.

"I play my game and I don't change it no matter what the series is, I don't change it what the course of the day is, I don't change it what the score is", James said Tuesday. "And I'm confident that we can play that way, and we did it past year".

But it should be remembered that the Cavaliers were 2-0 down at this stage a year ago, and they didn't take Sunday's loss lying down. Thompson played in his 78th postseason, most in franchise history. "But it will mean something".

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 the Warriors' depth.

"There's an eight on the stat sheet that I need to correct", he said. Kevin Love caught fire early, assisting James with 27 points and 7rebounds.

He, too, shrugged off individual glory. We know how hard it is to be the best team in the league. "We're going to go home and watch the film to see ways we can be better".

Kerr also received a warm welcome from the visiting team, with Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue telling SFGate before the game, "It's just great to see him back".

"Having awareness, can't relax, can't fall asleep", Cavs coach Ty Lue said of Cleveland's defense.

"You understand the journey and how much of the energy it took from a mental and physical standpoint in order to come back from something like that", said Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. "He's been such a big piece of our success the last three years, obviously", James said. "Now we've got to go home and regroup".

You can analyze all aspects of the game and it might be just as simple of Durant providing so much for the Warriors on both ends of the floor.

Golden State turns a four-point lead into a 12-point lead in a few possessions and a 12-point lead into a 22-point lead shortly thereafter. "I think taking good shots when we're playing with pace and not turning the basketball over, letting them get out in transition, that's our game".

The Cleveland Cavaliers only have one mission come game 3 of the best-of-7 championships series, 'Defend our home court'. "He's a great defender", Curry said. You know which one. "Just handle business the way you're supposed to handle business and that's the way you make history". After digging a 16-point, second-half hole in Game 3 of the first round against Portland, Golden State stormed back for a 119-113 win.