W. Dawkins

Warriors Crush Cavs, Take 2-0 Lead In NBA Finals

Author: W. Dawkins
Warriors’ Green: I’ll Never Get Over Finals Loss

The Golden State Warriors crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-77 on Sunday to take Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals and go up 2-0 in the series.

 

Draymond Green poured in a game high 28 points with 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Stephen Curry scored 18, while Klay Thompson added 17 in the home victory.

 

The 33-point drubbing was Golden State’s largest ever Finals game win, and they have now beaten the Cavs by a whopping 48 combined points in the first two games of the series.

 

“There’s no point in celebrating or jumping up and down saying, ‘Look at us,’” Curry told the AP. “We’re two games away from winning a championship, but we still have to go out and get the job done.”

 

“It’s a trap to think that we’ve figured things out, that we have the perfect formula to beat Cleveland and they have no chance in the series,” added Curry. “That’s not how we’re supposed to think.”

 

For the Cavaliers, LeBron James had a team high 19 points with 8 rebounds and 9 assists, but Kyrie Irving only scored 10 points on horrible 5-of-14 shooting, and Kevin Love was limited to only 5 points in the lopsided defeat.

 

Cleveland turned the ball over 18 times, while shooting only 5-of-23 from behind the arc as a team and a horrible 35 percent from the field.

 

James had as many turnovers (7) as field goals as the Cavs lost to the Warriors for the seventh straight time including the regular season and last year’s Finals.

 

“We didn’t win anything,” James told cleveland.com. “Not in any facet of the game.”

 

But Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said the series is far from over.

 

“They did what [they] were supposed to do,” said Lue. “They won their two at home. We have to do the same on our home court.”

 

Game 3 is Wednesday in Cleveland.

 

 

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