Give number 23 the ball and spread the damn floor. When LeBron James put his head down Sunday night, there wasn’t a thing the Warriors could do about it. LeBron was unstoppable in Game 2, a pure Hall of Fame-worthy performance. His transition dunks were loud, they were coast to coast, and powerful. Oracle wouldn’t be silenced though; the crowd would keep buzzing. What James was displaying was unbelievable and, sadly, almost expected, which just isn’t even fair. A triple double including 14 assists, half of them being the only passes he could make. This would be one of those nights to remember. One problem: his triple double was matched and the Cavs lost.
As good as the Cavs played, the Warriors always had an answer. Bob and weave, then counterpunch. LeBron would put his head down, 2 points. Steph Curry would then knock down a three. LeBron would hit a tough finger-roll on the run, and Durant would knock down a Jimmy. LeBron would make a pass that made you question how he even saw Kevin Love open, and Klay Thompson would splash a three. Every single time.
Game 2 made you remember that a 73-win team got better in the off season… by signing the second-best player in the league. Kevin Durant was a force again, and he’s been the difference maker so far in these finals. Sunday night he threw a block party. 5 blocks to go along with 33 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 steals. That’s a fucking masterpiece. And it was arguably the 3rd best stat line of the night… let’s not forget about Steph Curry’s triple double.
The scariest part of these Warriors? Their defense. Even though they allowed 113 points, they get stops when they need them. If they didn’t shoot the ball from half court sometimes, and ran deeper in the shot clock, they would give up less points. Instead they’ll shoot from fucking anywhere, turn the ball over 20 times, and win by 19, in the finals.
Game 2 was entertaining, at times close, and with the series shifting to Cleveland it’s hard to imagine the Warriors slowing down any. Although, maybe the Cavs have them right where they want them. Last year they lost games 1 and 2 by a combined 40 plus, then got fitted for rings. One problem: Kevin Durant doesn’t give a shit about last year.