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June 6, 2017

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors will be looking to take a commanding 3-0 series lead after flexing their muscle in Game 2.

Of course, we're sure Cleveland's 19-point loss that dropped the club into a 2-0 series hole didn't help LeBron's patience.

LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in defeat, the eighth postseason triple-double of his career, equaling Magic Johnson's all-time record. "It motivates us to win for him", said Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, who hit 22 points.

3-Point Goals-Cleveland 8-29 (Irving 2-6, Love 2-7, Derr.Williams 1-1, Jefferson 1-2, James 1-3, Korver 1-3, Frye 0-1, Dero.Williams 0-2, Smith 0-2, Shumpert 0-2), Golden State 18-43 (K.Thompson 4-7, Durant 4-8, Curry 4-11, Green 3-6, Clark 2-5, Iguodala 1-4, Barnes 0-1, West 0-1). They were run off the court. He signed with the Warriors March 2 after being waived by the Kings, who needed his roster spot to accommodate the three players acquired in the DeMarcus Cousins trade with New Orleans. "He sets good screens, he's physical, he brings that physicality early in the game for them", Thompson said. "But the second half, I think we settled in, tried to play simple and defensively just tried to contest their shots", Durant said.

During Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals, Curry did not have a single free throw attempt.

"It's a small game and you've got shooters everywhere and you have to be able to protect the rim with LeBron [James] coming down hill, with [Kevin] Love posting up and Draymond's on the bench". "And we're a full group when he's out here, so that means a lot".

Curry wore his emotions for everybody to see, willing the unblemished Warriors even when Cleveland went on a third-quarter run after that play. "That's what Golden State does".

The 33-year-old man-mountain from Tbilisi is trying to become the first player from the nation of Georgia to win an NBA crown as the Warriors play defending champion Cleveland in the NBA Finals, which shifted scene Monday for games three and four on Wednesday and Friday in Cleveland. Instead, Golden State remains a ideal 14-0 on the postseason and improved to +16.9 point differential, which will set an all-time record if maintained. The Warriors surely remember a year ago as well as everyone else does and will certainly be on alert for any letdown.

"It felt great. Got a really nice reception from our fans and our players", Kerr said. We saw what happened previous year. "We need to take that mentality to Cleveland".

In Game 3 previous year, the Cavaliers rebounded in front of an emotional home crowd - "we got back to playing our game", LeBron said, after two games of everyone telling him and his team they were awful - and all of a sudden, Steve Kerr was saying his team played soft ("They just punched us right in the mouth") and Curry was already getting exhausted by questions speculating that he was hurt.

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