The Warriors won again last night, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 132 – 113 in the second game of the NBA Finals. They’ve now won a record 14 games in a row without a loss during these playoffs. Two more wins and they are once again NBA champions.
Kevin Arnovitz with ESPN summed up the game brilliantly in the first two paragraphs of his report:
“Even when working at full capacity, the Golden State Warriors made basketball appear effortless in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, whipping the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.”
“The Warriors are a team constructed to attack their opponents relentlessly in the open floor, and every time the Cavaliers looked up — off a miss, off a turnover, off a make or even a dead ball — Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston or Klay Thompson was driving the ball down their throats. In a game that featured more than 100 possessions, the Warriors used pace as lighter fluid. At one point or another, each of Golden State’s principals functioned as a ball handler, shooter, slasher or drag screener, keeping a beleaguered Cavs’ defense on its heels.”
The next game is on Wednesday, in Cleveland. It will air on ABC at 6PM PacificTime.