November 19 2017

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead with 132-113 rout

November 19 2017, 06:55 | Geraldine Moore

"We're young. We're hungry".

Kerr, 51, led the Warriors to the 2015 title before last year's defeat and said his side would have to play "smarter" in game three of the best-of-seven series, which takes place in Cleveland on Wednesday (02:00 BST on Thursday).

Kerr also received a warm welcome from the visiting team, with Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue telling SFGate before the game, "It's just great to see him back". "I think his driving to the rim and his defense got him going and knocking down his three", Durant said. The Cavaliers came back past year from a 3-1 deficit against the Warriors in the Finals to prevent a repeat and to win the city's first major sports title since 1964. So the flawless playoff mark wasn't overly lauded.

The best record for any champion in National Basketball Association playoff history belongs to the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 15-1 to claim the crown, their only loss in the opening game of the finals. I feel like I'm going to - feel like I'm going to play well every time I step on the floor.

Despite rumours of his return swirling around Warriors' practice session last Saturday, Kerr's status remained a mystery until just hours before Game Two yesterday morning.

Warriors star guard Stephen Curry was happy to see Kerr back on the sidelines, sharing a conversation in the final minutes Sunday once the outcome was no longer in doubt. But we are here, we're more focused on what happened previous year like in terms of we were up 2-0 and we came here and the series shifted. Cleveland was a two-point favorite in their first home game before the series began, but they are now three-point underdogs, via OddsShark. "Understand that they have a unique opportunity to make us that much better, and for a majority of this season it's been on myself, Bron and K-Love's shoulders".

Green had said that the effort to win 73 games might have taken focus on the title quest past year, but Curry said he had no regrets about how Golden State handled the situation. "I'm good. I just need some fluid and some wine and I'll be all right".

"I just tell him to continue to be patient".

Then there is Klay Thompson.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Golden State has rolled to 14 consecutive postseason victories and seems even harder to beat with small forward Kevin Durant playing superbly and averaging 35.5 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the series. "And scoring the basketball for Kyrie's not a big deal".

Lue, though, is staying with Smith, who said his wife, Jewel, offered advice on how to end his slump. "It motivates us to win for him".

Thompson has managed a total of just eight points and eight rebounds through those first two games (both blowout losses for the Cavs). And you got to expect them to play, obviously, better at home.

The Cavaliers started out determined to take something away from the Oracle Arena, and led early on as the Warriors missed shots. Draymond Green had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists playing all game in foul trouble and Shaun Livingston scored 10 off the bench.

"We have to sustain effort over the entire game", Irving said. "But you know it's definitely possible". "That's the goal. He wants to be great. with that comes pressure from yourself more than anybody can ever put on you".

Like the opposing point guard, Steph Curry, has scored 28 and 32 points - the 32 coming amid a triple-double in the Warriors' 132-113 devastation of the Cavs on Sunday in Oakland to grab a 2-0 series lead.

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