Defending NBA champions the Golden State Warriors took another giant step towards retaining their crown with a 33-point destruction of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Finals Series.
The Warriors outclassed their opponents 110-77 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland to take a commanding 2-0 series lead as they look to condemn LeBron James and the Cavs to the role of bridesmaids for the second successive year.
Steph Curry, who had an unusually quiet night in Game 1, was back to his best despite playing on 25 minutes in Game 2.
Draymond Green was the latest Warrior to shine, the power forward scoring a game-high 28 points as the team’s All-Star backcourt was afforded another quiet game.
Curry meanwhile recorded 18 points and nine rebounds but he spent much of the night cheering from the bench while his team ran rampant against a lethargic and outclassed opposition.
Afterwards, Curry paid tribute to his teammates, insisting that Golden State’s greatest asset is the fact that nobody know who is going to step up to the mark on any given night.
“What we’ve done the last few years, everybody, every night has an impact,” Curry told reporters. “You don’t know where it’s going to come from any given night. That’s why we’re in this position.”
A dejected James said the Cavaliers need to regroup and appreciate the position they are in as NBA Finals do not come along very often. “They beat us pretty good tonight,” James said. “We understand the moment we’re in.
It’s not every year you get an opportunity to be in this situation. We have to bear down.” Golden State are 1.10 to win the NBA Finals with the Cavaliers 6.50 after their Game 2 reverse.