Stephen Curry had a triple double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Kevin Durant scored 33 and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 132-113 victory in Game 2 on Sunday night.
Seriously though, there's no other way to describe the onslaught that the Warriors have brought to the first two games of the Finals.
He waved to the fans who roared when he walked onto the floor shortly before the start.
The game marked the return of Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was sidelined earlier in the playoffs by persistent back pain following several surgeries.
The best-of-seven series now shifts to Cleveland for two games, with Game 3 Wednesday. "I get drawn in too much of what I'm doing right now in the present and my only focus is what I can to help this team be better for game two". Last couple weeks have been good in terms of running practice, film sessions, coaches meetings, that kind of stuff. I did that, and feeling well enough to coach. "The intention is to coach tonight and the rest of the series. And we forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good, so we've got to be much better, too". Kerr had his initial procedures in 2015 after guiding the organization's first championship in 40 years as a rookie coach.
The Warriors also won the first two games in Oakland tp start last season's finals, but the Cavaliers took Game 3 in Cleveland and eventually rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals. Kerr had undergone a procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak on May 5 at Duke University b. He attended the pregame news conference Sunday and said he had not yet told his players that he would be back coaching, though said they knew in recent days that he was improving. Kerr returned Green to the lineup by the midpoint of the second quarter, and with Cleveland steadily cutting into what was a double-digit Golden State lead.
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Thompson emerged from a postseason-long shooting funk to score 22 points with four 3-pointers while playing more stellar defense and pulling down seven rebounds for the Warriors, who shot 18 for 43 from deep.
Attles received the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night. "He's just a man that we really, really respect and hope that he keeps on doing it".
The Warriors are a ideal 13-0 in the postseason so far and 11-0 without him.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says he wasn't even aware of the team's uniform scheme for Game 2, though noted, "they love those jerseys".
"I thought for the most part with the game plan that we had we tried to execute it as close as possible", James said. "I just like who he is as a person, and throughout the course of the playoffs I've checked on him and we text and talk". "But having him back on the bench means a lot".