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Thompson probable for Game 2; Iguodala still out

Thompson probable for Game 2; Iguodala still out

The Warriors are playing from ahead for a change. No one else really contributed much in terms of scoring but the Cavaliers shot 44 percent from the field while playing surprisingly well defensively.

Hood may have felt pressure at Duke, but being on LeBron's team can not compare because of the stuff that goes along with being one of James's teammates. The first two baskets came from McGee, who was inserted into the starting lineup as Golden State's center.

With the Cavs lacking any clear strength outside of James, Love, and Thompson, Stephen Curry will hurt Cleveland with his speed and skill.

Golden State frequently overwhelms opponents with a relentless downpour of buckets just after halftime.

It doesn't seem to affect his performance thus far in Game 2.

"It's one of the toughest losses I've had in my career", James acknowledged Saturday, "because of everything that kind of went on with the game and the way we played".

It's the fourth straight NBA Finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers. On the offensive end, McGee was a revelation as both a dive man and custodian in the Warriors' offense. In Game 2, that storm arrived a bit late, but it was timely nonetheless.

"I didn't take smart shots. I'm trying to enjoy this experience and give everything I have for my team, staying ready if my name is called".

Which means that if anyone can forget Game 1, it's J.R. Smith. Part of the problem, he admits, is that it's a "gift and a curse" having LeBron James for a teammate, something that Rodney Hood is beginning to understand. We're going to bottle up all that frustration from Game 1 and carry it on to Game 2.

Teams can't outshoot or outrun the Warriors in a seven-game series.

Andre Iguodala remains doubtful as he tries to recover from a bone bruise in his left knee that has sidelined him for the past five games.

Kerr remains optimistic the 2015 NBA Finals MVP will play at some point in the series. They must focus on unraveling the Warriors in Game 2 by working together. They're good. They're great, actually.

Smith was involved in another moment during the contest that took center stage as he slipped on the floor and undercut Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson, undercutting him and injuring his ankle. "I would say that about every one of our guys".

"My first question was, you all just came off of a championship the year before and lost in Game 7, why do you want me on the team?" asked Durant. James scored 51 points, one of only two players in the modern era to score 50 or more in a Finals game (the other being Michael Jordan). He'll be a game-time decision.

The Warriors have held steady as a double-digit favorite for Sunday night's game against Cleveland. Steph Curry paced Golden State with 29 points, nine assists and six rebounds.

David Guthrie, welcome to the NBA Finals.

Yep, that's a definite lane violation, and in the most crucial possession of the game as well.