The Golden State “Now With Kevin Durant!” Warriors crushed Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers with a series of wild runs in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
The home crowd in Oakland whipped itself into hysteria, as a basketball mayhem played out on centre court. The sight of Curry and Durant raining three pointers on a loop is a lot to handle.
Lebron James had a monster game, equaling Magic Johnson with eight career triple doubles in the NBA Finals, scoring 29 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists. For reference, no-one else has more than two triple doubles in the NBA Finals.
Unfortunately, Lebron’s efforts couldn’t overcome Steph Curry matching his triple double with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Kevin Durant also had 33 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. The leading Warriors stars are in a shootout for Finals MVP, which could prove more exciting than the contest for the Championship.
It was more of a contest than the dispiriting 22-point blowout in Game 1. The Cavaliers were only down by 3 points at the half. Kevin Love was aggressive and scoring with 27 points. Kyrie Irving was a little quiet with 19 points and 7 assists.
The Cavs defense improved, claiming 15 steals, up from 0 in Game 1. In the end however, it seemed to make no real difference, ending in a 19-point loss.
There’s a legitimate chance the undefeated Warriors could win twice in Cleveland and register a first ever 16-0 undefeated run through the Playoffs. I’m not sure the collective basketball world could take it.
Having topped the Blazers, Jazz and Spurs in a perfect 12-0, they’re now at an unprecedented 14-0.
Can anyone beat this team?
LeBron is taking questions, but he does not have much patience for this one pic.twitter.com/QfUObUZWM6
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 5, 2017