Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Game 2

LeBron's furious reaction to J.R. Smith's game-changing mistake became first Finals meme LeBron's furious reaction to J.R. Smith's game-changing mistake became first Finals meme
Tamara Craig | 04 June, 2018, 09:30

It ended up with the Golden State Warriors winning 124-114.

When asked if it was Curry's best Finals performance, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said: "Yeah, it's hard to think back to all of the games". He also had seven rebounds and eight assists. His four-point play less than two minutes later stretched the Golden State lead to 16 points midway through the fourth quarter.

The Cavs face a must-win appointment with the Warriors on Wednesday night.

Curry made four more three pointers in Game 2 alone than the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls did in the entire 1991 Finals. After Game 2 Tyronn Lue said as much, specifically with regard to Green. ". Once he releases it and he sees the basket, he usually makes it". He pointed out that, in previous postseason rounds this year, Curry had to go against formidable backcourts - Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo of the New Orleans Pelicans and James Harden and Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets.

When word came down from the National Basketball Association that Tristan Thompson only would receive a $25,000 (U.S.) fine for his aggressive actions at the end of Game 1 of the National Basketball Association final, the Cavaliers centre admitted he was grateful not to be suspended for Sunday night's Game 2 against the Warriors. He has been the sole driving force offensively for the Cavaliers in the first two games that has helped keep his team in the position to challenge against Golden State's talented roster.

Green wasn't done there, saying that once the offseason hits, he's more than happy to trade blows with the Cavs center.

In Game 2 on Sunday, he dropped 33 points on 11-of-26 shooting, breaking a Finals record by netting nine three-pointers along the way. Thompson was ejected and walked off the court with an unimpressive one field goal and five rebounds. The Golden State Warriors aren't the dominant team they were last season. He was 6-of-6, all the shots within a few inches.

James left in disbelief after brilliant Game 1 performance
LeBron James remained the top scorer in the game with 51 points in the match but failed to script a win for Cleveland Cavaliers . Lue said Smith thought the Cavs were ahead but Smith said he thought the game was tied and was trying for a final shot.

Most of the scrutiny after the game was focussed on a freakish sequence in the dying seconds of regular time when J.R. Smith opted to dribble the ball out, thinking his team were in the lead. They gave Smith an ovation during player introductions, then serenaded him at the foul line in the first quarter with chants of M-V-P. He's a perennial representative in the All-Star Game.

For a moment, it sounded as if Green was backing down.

James opened the 4th quarter with a 3-pointer but Curry followed with back-to-back treys for a 96-83 Warriors edge.

Steph Curry catches fire from deep, going 9-for-17 from deep in Game 2.

The Warriors shot 59.5 percent. They finished 15 for 36 from long range.

Klay Thompson is available to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

"I would say for him, that's a really good number".

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