Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

'I'm not it's for us to debate, ' Curry said. And so we're just trying to stay with it.

Despite rumors of his return swirling around Warriors practice on Saturday, Kerr's status remained a mystery until just hours before Game 2.

"We know this is far from over". But against this unbelievably potent Warriors team, the human-nature approach is to try to do too much. But we've got to be - we got to play with pace.

- LeBron James had powerfully dragged the Cavaliers into a competitive situation early in the fourth quarter on Sunday night, but for a chance at an upset, he needed a sliver of help in the final eight minutes to take this series back to Cleveland tied. And through two games, that pitch has borne out.

Kevin Durant scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and also had 6 assists.

Despite limited action in his first game back from injury, Durant has still averaged 25.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 60 percent on the road this postseason.

Following the game, James took questions from reporters in the locker room as opposed to taking the podium, with ESPN's Brian Windhorst reporting that James has recently been frustrated having to wait for his turn to go up. "The game is too fresh". We've been here. The guys that were here a year ago understand it's the hardest thing to do is to try to close out a series and we've got two more games to go.

"They're doing a good job of trying to keep him off the glass, and at times, we're down and they are playing well defensively, so we decide to go smaller and kind of open the floor up and space the floor, which was good for us for about three quarters or two quarters and a half", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

Against the Warriors, any mistake can be life-threatening.

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The Cavaliers have the kind of shooters that if they get hot, even contesting them well will not make a difference. And Irving averaged 25.8 points per game, cranking up his scoring when he was needed at the end of the series .

LeBron posted a triple-double in the losing effort with 29 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but Cleveland's offense as a whole was held in check in the second half, being outscored by the Warriors, 65-49.

A healthy Curry followed up a 28-point Game 1 with his first postseason triple-double on Sunday with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Lebron James was the star for the Cavs as he had a triple double but he couldn't get enough help to steal a game in Oracle Arena.

That seemed like a bad omen for the Cavaliers, and things got worse once the second half got underway.

If Kevin Durant teaming up with the Golden State Warriors is ruining the NBA, it definitely isn't showing in the ratings for the NBA Finals right now.

"It's always fun when you've got to make a lot of decisions out there", Kerr said.

The Warriors won despite committing 20 turnovers, a stat that caught Kerr's eye.

Former coach and player Al Attles called it "terrific" news.

"It was just great to be on the sidelines again. And so it's really nice to be back". Any worries about that, however, were quickly washed away once the game began.

Cleveland bounced right back - with LeBron James fadeaway three-pointer keying a 7-0 run to the Cavs back to within four - 86-82 - with 5:42 to play in the quarter.


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