Star duo leads the way for Warriors

  • Star duo leads the way for Warriors

Star duo leads the way for Warriors

As this year's finals head back to Cleveland, the script feels familiar.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr's return to the sideline Sunday, June 4 (Monday Manila time) after missing 11 games with a health issue inspired his squad to rout defending champion Cleveland 132-113 in the NBA Finals. Former Golden State Warriors head coach Al Attles, left, accepts the NBA Coaches Association's Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award from Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle during the first half of Game 2 of baske. An off-balance KD flicked the ball up while falling backward and being fouled by Love and got a lucky bounce for a three-point play 7:04 before halftime just after Love had hit a 3 on the other end.

Durant was dominant once again after a great performance in the first game of the series.

"He reminded us it's going to get even tougher going to Cleveland".

Leading the Warriors' effort - again - was Kevin Durant, with33 points.

We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. Draymond Green tossed in 12 points and Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark added 10 apiece as the Warriors pushed their postseason record to 14-0.

9 - Turnovers for the Cavs after 20 in Game One. None bigger than Thompson, who was a defensive wonder in the first game but dragged an uncharacteristic poor shooting night into Game 2, having gone just 3-for-16 in the opener.

The Warriors turned a one-possession contest into a lopsided affair by outscoring the Cavaliers by 11 points in the third quarter. He'll chastise the likes of Kevin Durant or Stephen Curry if it's needed, he'll dominate timeouts if necessary and seems to always strike the right chord.

And it was over from there.

While Green is central to much of the good the Warriors have accomplished, he was also central to one of the darkest periods in the current iteration of the franchise.

"I thought the worst that could happen is they could say no", Penningston said in a phone interview.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home in a familiar spot after the first two games of the NBA Finals. About his return, Kerr said, "I wanted to string together a few good days, I did that".

0 - Questions LeBron James answered from the podium.

LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in defeat, the eighth postseason triple-double of his career, equaling Magic Johnson's all-time record. He wants to see what's out there, what adjustments we could make to be better. But that's the burden of being the best player in the world. Don't get that sentence twisted now.

Take this play from Durant in the fourth quarter, which was when the Warriors really pulled away from the Cavs and sealed up the victory. It was only the second time in NBA Finals history that opposing players had triple-doubles.

Durant scored 38 points and dunked easily, six times in the first half alone and many of which he went untouched to the rim. Perhaps it's because I was so impressed with his defense on Sunday night. And it all looked so smooth.

"It's awesome", Klay Thompson said. All that means is he makes more shots. Shooters are going to shoot and Thompson kept shooting and things finally started going his way.

The other Cleveland guys have not been getting it done. Nobody else has had more than two. He didn't make either one of those shots by the way. James has won a road game in 29 straight postseason series, so his Cavs must force a Game 5 back in Oakland to keep it going. Those players are average talents at best and the majority of them are just a fraction of what they once were.