Regular-season series: Warriors took both regular-season meetings against a completely different Cleveland team that featured Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. Which may be good, but LeBron James doesn't want his team to lean on that. They lost the rebounding battle 47-37, but dished out 27 assists and just 10 turnovers compared to Cleveland's 20 assists and 13 turnovers.
Ray Allen had set the previous record with the Boston Celtics in 2010.
"After the game, LeBron discussed how many people try to "kill" his teammates and the lack of help he receives".
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How fitting is it that Ovechkin scored the game-winner? He raised both arms and hugged whoever was next to him. Ovechkin's career has been a highlight reel of laser shots such as that one but also pained expressions in May.
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James and coach Tyronn Lue raved about Smith's ability to bounce back from tough moments but that didn't happen Sunday. The Cavs are better when they are uncomfortable.
Although the one-time All-Star's role has lessened in recent years, he won the NBA Finals MVP award in 2015, and his playoff experience is invaluable at this juncture of the postseason. In order to win a championship a team has to step up and do something extraordinary. For a team to be on the verge of winning a championship they need to be nearly ideal when it comes to uncontested shots. Who knows how many legitimate suitors there will be by the time free agency hits.
The Cavs began the second quarter with an 21-9 run, James scoring eight points and Love netting the final eight for Cleveland to produce their biggest lead at 50-37.
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James looked absolutely unstoppable in a 51-point performance in game one, as he was almost flawless driving to the basket and dropping bombs from three-point range, but Sunday he passed up several open looks from deep early and only had two shots nine minutes into the game.
Curry had the shot of the night with 7m 54s to play, making an off-balance swish from several feet behind the three-point arc over Love as the shot clock wound down, then backpedalling in pure joy.
"He's one of the best players I've ever played against and this league has ever seen", James said. Hood's 15 points, six rebounds was a welcome sight to Cavs fans who have been hoping for more offence.
The third most trusted Cav from Game 2 was Tristan Thompson.
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We're a confident group. "I think we both blocked that whole year out of our memory", the two-time MVP quipped. Warriors: Golden State's 33-point third quarter was its first 30-point period since the third in Game 4 .
As Falk broke down, the first play was James observing. The Warriors went the other way and missed, and James took over.
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