Stephen Curry beats LeBron James with highlight-reel moves

  • Stephen Curry beats LeBron James with highlight-reel moves

Stephen Curry beats LeBron James with highlight-reel moves

"Yeah, I know. That's what I'm saying", the reporter explained.

Steve Kerr has a great record with the Warriors and has guided them to the National Basketball Association finals in the three seasons he spent as their head coach.

The fact that going undefeated in the postseason is even a possibility for the Warriors - especially given their opponent in these Finals - is a measure of the team's dominance in these first two games at home, even as they played at something less than their best in both of them.

Led by two-times reigning MVP Stephen Curry and four-times scoring champion Kevin Durant, the Warriors have an embarrassment of riches and find ways to score regardless of the pace of any particular game. It's where they were past year.

"As a team, I think so", Thompson said. She did it to cheer him up after the Game 1 loss in which he didn't play well.

Somehow, the Cavaliers have to change all that. The opponent and the situation are the same, yet things feel different.

And after being on the wrong side of lopsided losses in Games 1 and 2, the Cavaliers know they are backed into a corner with little room for error. "When I'm done, I'll probably look back on it and say it was a cool feat".

Golden State's defense gave the Cavs trouble for the second straight game and Irving was asked about why the Warriors have been able to make it hard for him in the first two games of the series. Kerr's presence certainly motivated his team because they won with a score of 132-113.

After he was sacked for the second time by the Cavs, Brown had stepped outside the coaching circle, choosing instead to watch oldest son Elijah play hoops at New Mexico and filming his other son Cameron's Friday night high school football games.

The season ends, basketball's over until October, and LeBron and Cavs have to go back to the drawing board and maybe completely revamp things. He said he meant to coach the team for the remainder of the best-of-seven series. "We need to take that mentality to Cleveland". Just in case: I'm going to avoid any tweets that some smug jerk will use against me in a column a year from now.

The Cavaliers don't have that luxury.

James tied Magic Johnson for most NBA Finals triple-doubles with eight, and this marked the first time in NBA history more than one player had a triple-double in the same Finals game. "We forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good, so we have to be much better".

"We're anxious about the series", Durant said.

Every disgusting thing you could say about the Cavaliers after the game was said. Shumpert reportedly needed an IV for cramping after logging 22 minutes in Game 2, but if the Cavs don't find more defensive counters against the Warriors, their entire postseason will cramp up.

There's an uncomfortable edginess around Cleveland right now, a concern that they simply don't have enough firepower to overcome a supremely talented basketball team.

After losing to Golden State in the 2015 finals, Cleveland bested a mostly homegrown Warriors team a year ago and reclaimed James' dominance over the league.

They embraced the chase past year but said Tuesday that they're not thinking at all about 16-0. "I'm more of a present guy, so we just got to figure out how we can be better in Game 3". "So to give ourselves a chance at even coming close to thinking about that".

But we are so certain we know how this is going to down this morning, just like we were absolutely certain a year ago.