Warriors hold serve at home, throttle Cavaliers 122-103
Stephen Curry led a hot-shooting attack by Golden State Sunday night as the Warriors blew open a close contest in the fourth quarter beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-103 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
The Warriors held serve at home and lead the best-of-seven series 2-0 as the series will now shift to Cleveland.
The Warriors shot 57 percent from the field and 42 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Kevin Durant added 26 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists while Klay Thompson added 20 points with 8-of-11 shooting including three 3-pointers.
After trailing by 13 at the half, Cleveland managed to keep the game within reach and close the Golden State lead to 7 with 10:58 left in the game. But, the Warriors ignited down the stretch to keep a comfortable double-digit lead.
After scoring 51 points in Game 1, LeBron James scored 29 points, with 9 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Cavs, while Kevin Love added 22 points. Cleveland shot 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from 3-point range.
Once again, Golden State wasn’t able to bury the Cavaliers with one of their patented third-quarter runs, but David West’s 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left in the quarter put them up by 11.
The Warriors led 32-28 at the end of the first quarter as Golden State came out hot hitting 15-of-23 shots in the quarter.
That lead expanded to 59-46 at halftime as the Warriors looked better on both sides of the ball than they did in Game 1. Curry led the way with 16 first-half points, 12 coming off 3-pointers.
James had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists by the midway point but that was overshadowed by a lackluster performance by others except for George Hill who added 12 points in the half.
Game 3 is set for Wednesday in Cleveland where the Cavs hope to turn things around.