A few days after getting his eye poked, it is still apparent that LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers still has a bloodshot eye in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The team shot 51.1 percent from the field while sinking of their 20 free throws. Kevin Love added 21 points and 13 rebounds. "It's something you definitely don't want to have in the NBA (Finals)". The first two baskets came from McGee, who was inserted into the starting lineup as Golden State's center.
The Cavaliers are 8-1 at home in the playoffs with only two losses in Cleveland since early March. It ended up with the Golden State Warriors winning 124-114.
Just over 24 hours before tipoff of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Green issued a threat to Tristan Thompson to let him know that while the physicality on the court may not continue, they could always work out their differences off of it.
"It's better. It doesn't look better, but the docs told me it's better", James said.
Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors may have been unfair for the rest of the league, but the 2016 free agent signing was still one of the most interesting stories in sports over the past decade. It did, however, leave the game tied 107-107 and take it into overtime.
"I'm taking my medication that I've been given by the doctors", he said. Not that I'm advocating makeup calls.
Santana was born in Mexico and settled in the San Francisco area when he came to the United States.
Fourth quarter, 7:54, 103-89 Warriors: Stephen Curry beats the shot clock with an absolute circus shot.
Game 1's result hasn't changed Lue's faith in Smith. It is a pass that few would even dare try and maybe a handful of players in National Basketball Association history who could have pulled it off. 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. I think people have seen that throughout our postseason runs, where he hasn't played well or played to his ability that he thinks he should have played, and then the next game he comes on and shoots the ball extremely well.
In other words, LeBron can't do it all himself and the Warriors are probably going to win this series easily simply because James has little help.
Kerr had also said Thompson was doing better Sunday morning when he checked in with the training staff.
Coach Steve Kerr remains optimistic the 2015 Finals MVP will play at some point in the series. They're good. They're great, actually. "I would say that about every one of our guys". In 18 minutes, he scored 12 points on a ideal 6-for-6 shooting (five dunks and a nifty hook shot from eight feet), without turning the ball over.
The Warriors have held steady as a double-digit favorite for Sunday night's game against Cleveland.
All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. How can the Cavs bounce back and take Game 2?