Warriors Set Consecutive Playoff Wins Record In NBA Finals Game 2 Victory

Their leader and reigning NBA Coach of the Year assuming his usual courtside seat, Curry received a special request from Kerr: "to play with passion and play with joy", Curry shared. The Cavaliers defense far more active, and at points that forced a hurried Warriors team into turnovers.

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. It was 40-34 after one quarter very fast-paced quarter. James was excellent both passing and scoring.

Durant and Curry had 15 points apiece for the Warriors in the half.

Curry contributed two free throws and three assists to the 13-2 burst. Thompson - who came into this game shooting 36.6 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from three in these playoffs - added 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting. James and Love each had six points in a 20-9 run that cut the lead to one before the Cavs settled for a 67-64 halftime deficit.

The Cavaliers knocked down just nine of their 26 attempts from the field in the third quarter. Naturally, in a critical game, James played like the NBA's best player, finishing with a triple-double. All four Warriors All-Stars were clicking simultaneously and the results were devastating, with Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue pulling the plug while facing a 21-point deficit with almost four minutes remaining. Their defense was lock-down at times and held Cleveland scoreless for over three minutes in the middle of the third.

Now, Golden State is headed to Northeast Ohio needing just two more - yet don't count on anybody considering this series close to done. The Cavs defence was back and set up by the time the Warriors brought the ball down, meaning less opportunity for those demoralizing Durant dunks. Twelve of Golden State's wins were by double-digits. None bigger than Klay Thompson who was a defensive wonder in the first game but dragged an uncharacteristic poor shooting night into Game 2 having gone just 3-for-16 in the opener.

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Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry were again the stars of the show.

James would finish up with 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds and that wasnt even the most impressive line of the night. "We love his voice", said Curry, who had a triple-double of his own with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the Warriors. After he committed eight turnovers in Game 1, James vowed to be better in Game 2, and he was, recording his eighth career triple-double in the NBA Finals, tying Magic Johnson for the most all time.

Golden State's record-breaking 14th consecutive postseason win came in Steve Kerr's return to the Warriors' bench after he missed the previous 11 games while dealing the spinal-fluid issues.

It set an National Basketball Association record for the most consecutive playoff wins, breaking the 1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers' mark of 13 (a streak that began in the 1988 playoffs).

Through the first two games of the NBA Finals, the one consistent theme that has already emerged in the series is that Kevin Durant makes an already ridiculous Golden State Warriors team quite literally invincible.

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