Warriors fans cheer for J.R. Smith ahead of Game 2

Tyler Owen
June 4, 2018

Curry, a 30-year-old guard, broke the old mark of 8 3-pointers in a Finals game set by Ray Allen of Boston in 2010.

Stephen Curry scored 16 of his game-high 33 points in a dominant fourth quarter, with eight assists and seven rebounds.

Fans in Oakland showed their appreciation for the hero of Game 1 (from their perspective) by chanting "M.V.P" when he went to the line for the first time in Game 2.

Tristan Thompson has been strong in the playoffs so far, but the Warriors are a different beast.Draymond Green is one of the finest defensive players in the league, and in Game 1, he showed a lot of grit against Thompson.

Curry followed soon after with his 7th 3-pointer of the game, a desperation heave with the shot clock expiring, to give the Warriors a 103-89 advantage and the rout was on. He says he appreciates greatness in all forms - the Warriors, LeBron James, as well as the careers of Tiger Woods and Serena Williams.

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Kerr elected to start JaVale McGee in Game 2, an adjustment that was foreshadowed when McGee started the second half of the opener. Golden State was led by Steph Curry's 29 points while Kevin Durant scored 26 points. The no-call generated fierce protest from James and the entire Cleveland bench, and coach Tyronn Lue, who received only a single technical foul during the regular season, was assessed one.

If not, Curry has another shot at it next year.

His reaction in the final seconds of an overtime loss to Golden State demonstrated the frustration Thompson and all the Cavaliers felt about a game they were close to winning in regulation. When told that cameras appeared to catch him saying "I thought we were ahead", to LeBron James, Smith said, "I might have said that. It's good to be lucky sometimes", Green said.

Guthrie is making his finals debut as a referee Sunday night for Game 2 of the Cleveland-Golden State series. Smith, for all of the criticism directed at him, is capable of giving opposing defenses headaches and should be at his best in Game 2. "I'm not for sure, but I might have".

Las Vegas is thinking Golden State in Game 2 of the NBA Finals - and big.

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