Warriors go two up
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP):
Draymond Green emphatically flexed his bulging biceps with big plays on both ends of the floor, and these Golden State Warriors might just be far too strong for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
That repeat title Golden State have spoken of since the very start more than eight months ago is suddenly two wins from reality.
It will be the only way the Warriors' record-setting season ends right. For now, they sure seem unstoppable.
Green had 28 points with five 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists, while MVP Stephen Curry scored 18 points despite foul trouble, and Golden State thoroughly overwhelmed Cleveland 110-77 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.
"There's no point in celebrating or jumping up and down saying, 'Look at us.' We're two games away from winning a championship, but we still have to go out and get the job done," Curry said.
The 33-point win was the Warriors' most lopsided ever in a finals game and they have won the first two by a combined 48 points.
"They just beat us," LeBron James (19 points) said.
Once the Splash Brothers found their shooting touch, Cleveland couldn't keep up. Klay Thompson got hot after halftime to finish with 17 points as Golden State became the first team to go ahead 2-0 in the finals since the Lakers in 2009 against Orlando.