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"We just want to continue to play how we did in Game 2", said James, who led his Cavaliers to a title previous year despite trailing Golden State by a 3-1 margin in the Finals.

Do all the analysis you want to explain what has happened in the series thus far. "Because you have so much belief and confidence in yourself, but also one of the biggest things that makes a great player great is how selfless he is and how much is he willing to sacrifice in order to see the betterment of the team". During the first offensive play of the game he barreled toward the basket, laying the ball up and in with his right hand, ahead of a Zaza Pachulia and Kevin Durant contest.

That's not to say Irving has been a no-show.

A year after the Warriors' Game 3 loss to Cleveland gave way to a stunning Finals collapse, they recognize the importance of building on a 2-0 series lead. The Warriors' forward scored 38 and 33 points in Games 1 and 2, respectively, fulfilling the promise represented when he signed with the team last summer.

Cleveland - LeBron James isn't changing his game, Tyronn Lue isn't changing his lineup. "Running around with Steph and chasing Klay [Thompson] and chasing Steph and constantly having to be on alert, it takes a lot of out of you offensively". This allowed the Cavaliers, especially LeBron, to sneak into passing lanes and cut off passes leading to fast breaks at the other end. "If you can keep that mindset you'll eventually reach the goal", Green said.

"We just need our supporting group to be themselves as much as possible", Irving said. "But I don't expect anybody on the outside who really doesn't know the game to look at me as a defender because once you're labeled something that's what you're going to be. They make you pay". I've been working on that shot my whole life. They held a fourth-quarter lead. Irving went 1-for-5 in the quarter for two points with one assist.

James' Finals stats of 28.5 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists per game certainly are impressive.

The Cavs aren't alone: Golden State's playoff opponents have shot a combined 34 percent on open and wide-open looks from 3. But after Games 1 and 2, he made it clear that the difference between this Golden State's team and last year's is Durant. After digging a 16-point, second-half hole in Game 3 of the first round against Portland, Golden State stormed back for a 119-113 win.

We want to see your Warriors fan photos and videos! "I think we have grown and matured just mentally of how to just pace yourself through this long year and take every day as a new experience and something that you can kind of take control of". On the other side, the Warriors are already being considered for their place in sports history: Is this the best team ever? James became the first player to appear in 20 or more Finals games with two franchises.

Eleven months ago, as the world heaved under Kevin Durant's feet, we had a million reasons why Kevin Durant would leave his brodie Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. "Itis what it is, so it's not going to change because if in a series, I'm down 2-0 or up 2-0, it's going to be the same".