Warriors shoot well, Cavs stay close in Game 2

Jo Caldwell
June 4, 2018

On this night, about an hour before the Warriors tipped off for Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Curry made his second tunnel attempt (he gives himself five tries), gave Jones a quick hug and slipped back into the locker room.

The Cavaliers coach, Tyronn Lue, paid tribute to his players for keeping the game close until the fourth-quarter but admitted the Warriors were the better team.

When word came down from the National Basketball Association that Tristan Thompson only would receive a $25,000 (U.S.) fine for his aggressive actions at the end of Game 1 of the National Basketball Association final, the Cavaliers centre admitted he was grateful not to be suspended for Sunday night's Game 2 against the Warriors.

It will to be hard to overshadow the excitements and dramas from Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, most especially the shockingly erratic ending in which Cavaliers' J.R. Smith ran out the clock instead of shooting the ball for the win in regulation.

Cleveland pulled within 5 points 3 times in the third quarter but the Warriors carried a 90-80 lead heading into the payoff period. But that's no easy task against the vaunted Warriors defense.in your 102nd game of the season.

The Splash Brothers could occupy two of the top three spots in that category by the end of the game.

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When the two forwards approached each other, Thompson had some words before ramming the ball into Green's face. Maybe he was trying to increase his points.

"The eye has looked a lot better", James said.

The Golden State Warriors star added seven rebounds and eight assists for good measure. His versatility and ball-handling make him an ideal fit in those situations, even he doesn't stretch the floor as a shooter.

Kerr had also said Thompson was doing better Sunday morning when he checked in with the training staff.

7 - When you possess the offensive firepower the Warriors do in Kia MVPs Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, it's easy to forget that the most risky catch-and-shoot artist on the team could very well be All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson. He has, really. Game 1 was a masterpiece, and Game 2 was an efficient, superstar kind of night. He also became the sixth player to ever make 300 3s in the postseason, joining Curry as the Warriors to reach the feat.

Las Vegas is thinking Golden State in Game 2 of the NBA Finals - and big.

"David West's 3 was probably the biggest 3 of the game", Draymond Green said.

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I think it cost them the game", ESPN commentator and former Finals MVP Chauncey Billups said after the game of Smith's play. This sent the game into overtime where the Warriors picked up massive steam and went on to win 122-114.

He's missing his sixth straight postseason contest with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Steve Kerr just announced that forward Andre Iguodala, who's been out for several games with a leg contusion, will once again be out.

The day began with Golden State worrying that Klay Thompson's injured ankle might force him to miss the game and leave the team further exposed to the limitations of its roster.

You marvel at the shooting, but the Warriors won because they complemented it with a defensive performance that limited the Cavaliers to 34.8 percent shooting in the first half and 41.1 percent for the game. It's only natural for him to get tired, to defer to his teammates with the desperate hope that this time they might actually do their jobs.

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