Golden State’s high-powered offense was too much for the Cleveland Cavaliers as the Warriors claimed a 122-103 victory in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant combined for 59 points in a wire-to-wire victory that puts the defending champions just two wins away from their third championship in four years. Two-time league MVP Curry ended with nine three-pointers, an NBA Finals record. The Warriors started fast and surprise starter JaVale McGee ignited the home crowd by hammering down some alley-oops.
NBA Final Highlights Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2
THAT'S THAT! Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 122-103
Steph Curry, take a bow. He top scores with 33 points, 27 of which came from three-pointers. LeBron James stomps off the court as soon as the final buzzer goes off, he has scored 29 points in this match. The Warriors have taken a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals.
Warriors 114-93 Cavaliers, 5:45, 4th quarter
Steph Curry breaks the record for most three-pointers in an NBA Finals. He now has 9 under his belt and the latest has put the game well beyond the Cavaliers' reach.
Cleveland 93 - 111 Warriors, 5:15, 4th quarter
Kevin Durant scores another and that is followed by Cleveland getting one back through Jegg Green. LeBron then puts in two free throws but that is followed by Steph Curry with another stunning three-pointer while being fouled. That is his EIGHTH three of the match.
Cavaliers 89-103 Warriors 7:01,4th quarter
Steph Curry with an absolutely ridiculous 3-pointer right as the shot clock was about to expire. That was absolutely bonkers.
Cleveland 87-100 Warriors 08:11, 4th quarter
Jeff Green with two free throws from the line and then Warriors retaliate, Curry lays up and Draymond Green tips it in to take the Warriors' tally into threee-figures.
Cleveland 83 - 96 Warriors, 10:11, Q4
End of 3rd quarter! Cleveland 80-90 Warriors
David West's three-pointer helps Warriors get to the 90-point mark but Cleveland are nibbling their way back. This means that what could happen in the final quarter, is anyone's guess.
Cleveland 73-82 Warriors 3:42, 3rd quarter
LeBron makes a dash towards the Warriors' end when he gains possession and is seemingly tripped. Referee doesn't let the decision go his way leading to vehement protests.
Cleveland 61-72 Warriors 6:52 3rd quarter
LeBron pierces through the Warriors and gets a dunk, Warriors score through Curry in the rebound. Clay Thompson then scores a three.
End of 2nd quarter! Cavaliers 46-59 Warriors
Steph Curry with a three-pointer from just inside his side of the court and that ends a Cleveland run. LeBron scores twice towards the end but Curry's three-pointers have taken a toll. This half has belonged to the Warriors.
Warriors 47 - 36 Cavs
Cleveland seemed to be on the ascendency but that notion is knocked out of the water when Warriors counter. Livingston scores twice before Curry gets another three.
Cavaliers 30-39 Warriors, 9:12, 2nd quarter
Klay Thompson with what initially looks like a three-pointer but it is later revised to a two. Before that Kevin Durant scored a ridiculously long three that got the crowd on their feet.
END OF 1ST QUARTER, Golden State Warriors lead 28-32
LeBron James gets to 10 points with two free throws but the Warriors remain on top. Klay Thompson tries a three pointer and the buzzer but it doesn't quite come together.
Cavaliers 17-24 Warriors, 4:05, 1st quarter
Warriors are just constantly keeping Cavs on arm's length. Incisive passes in Warriors switches and the looseness of the Cleveland defence is costing them dear. Curry has scored two three-pointers so far.
Cavaliers 14-19 Warriors, 6:00, 1st quarter
Cavaliers change the 7 on restart and Hill started off with a three-pointer. Durant scores to extend the Warriors' lead bu LeBron James then scores a three-pointer from the line after being fouled. JR Smith then scores to bring the Cavs' tally to 14.
Cavaliers 6-15 Warriors, 8:14, 1st quarter
Everyone from Warriors' starting line up has scored and Cavaliers are finding it a little difficult to deal with this onslaught. A brilliant start for the defending champions.
Hello and welcome!
Sports can be cruel and it was the case for the Cavs who started off so well and the Warriors went on to smash that good start to smithereens in overtime. Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana was the man who played the American national anthem before the match and the teams start this way;
Cavaliers starters: LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, JR Smith, George Hill
Warriors starters: Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, JaVale McGee, Klay Thompson, Steph Curry
There were a lot of cheers from the Warriors fans when JR Smith's name was announced. If you are also one, you might enjoy this.