The Warriors are up 2-0 in the 2016 NBA Finals after a blowout 33-point victory on Sunday night.
After a first quarter that saw LeBron James score exactly zero points, he poured in 14 in the second quarter, to go with his 7 assists and 6 rebounds for the half. The Warriors stretched the lead to 15 at one point before a 7-0 Cavs run to end the second quarter made the score 52-44 at halftime.
And then—Yo, what is it about third quarters?
Stephen Curry (18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assist) spent most of the third on the bench with four fouls. Meanwhile his teammates continued to go ham, most notably Draymond Green (28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists), and the Dubs won the stanza, 30-18 to take a ridiculous 20-point advantage into the fourth quarter.
With 8+ minutes left in the game, the Cavs rolled out the vaunted Mo Williams-Mozgov-Shumpert-Delly-James Jones lineup and well, that was the end of Game 2. Granted, Kevin Love missed most of the second half while being evaluated for a concussion. But outside of LeBron (19 points, 9 dimes, 8 boards, 7 turnovers) the only Cavs player doing anything at all was… Richard Jefferson? He had 12, Kyrie had 10.
This was yet another insane box score—like the fact that Golden State had 20 turnovers and only 10 free throw attempts—and it doesn’t look like Cleveland is any closer to figuring out how the hell to beat the defending champs than they were coming into the series.
The series shifts to Cleveland this week, where Game 3 is on Wednesday night. Thoughts?
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