Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers 77-110 Golden State Warriors: Warriors take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals as they run away in second-half romp

The Golden State Warriors moved into a commanding position in the NBA Finals with a 110-77 romp over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.Draymond Green was the latest Warrior to shine as the team's All-Star backcourt was afforded another quiet game, the power forward scoring a game-high 28 points as defending champions Golden State opened a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. MVP Stephen Curry recorded 18 points and nine rebounds but played just 25 minutes and spent much of the night cheering from the bench while his team ran rampant against a lethargic and outclassed opposition.
Draymond Green was the star man as the Golden State Warriors took control of the NBA Finals series

Draymond Green was the star man as the Golden State Warriors took control of the NBA Finals series
Green shows his approval after scoring 28 points in his team's 110-77 win over Cleveland Cavaliers

Green shows his approval after scoring 28 points in his team's 110-77 win over Cleveland Cavaliers
The Warriors and Green are now 2-0 up in the best-of-seven NBA Finals series 

The Warriors and Green are now 2-0 up in the best-of-seven NBA Finals series 
Neymar of Barcelona and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors pose for a photo

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Neymar

Barcelona forward Neymar poses with Green (top) and Steph Curry after the Warriors' victory

'What we've done the last few years, everybody, every night has an impact,' Curry said. 'You don't know where it's going to come from any given night. That's why we're in this position.'
Cleveland's misery was compounded in the third quarter when forward Kevin Love was forced to leave the game feeling dizzy after taking a blow to the head in the second quarter. Love has been placed in concussion protocol, the Cavs said.
Cavaliers talisman LeBron James finished with 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds but did not play in the fourth quarter once the Warriors had opened a big lead by the end of the third.
'They beat us pretty good tonight,' James said. 'We understand the moment we're in. It's not every year you get an opportunity to be in this situation. We have to bear down.'
The Cavs return home to Cleveland for Game Three on Wednesday when they will try to make their first telling impact in what has been a disappointing mismatch to date.
Secondary scorer Kyrie Irving managed just 10 points in Game Two as Cleveland shot only 35 per cent.
LeBron James finished with 19 points for the Cavaliers but they're now up against it at 2-0 down in the series

LeBron James finished with 19 points for the Cavaliers but they're now up against it at 2-0 down in the series
James goes up for the layup against the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 NBA Finals Game Two

James goes up for the layup against the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 NBA Finals Game Two
Curry spent much of the night cheering from the bench but still played his part as his team ran rampant

Curry spent much of the night cheering from the bench but still played his part as his team ran rampant
Curry added a further 18 points for the Warriors despite not having the best game individually

Curry added a further 18 points for the Warriors despite not having the best game individually

The Cavaliers were supposed to be better prepared for a Finals rematch with the Warriors as they entered healthier and more talented than the hobbling team that lost 4-2 a year ago, but they have been destroyed in the opening two contests.
Golden State have now beaten Cleveland seven straight times, dating back to last season's Finals.
The latest match-up was all but decided midway through the third, when Curry went to the bench due to foul trouble and with the Warriors leading by 10.
Golden State barely missed a beat and pushed the lead to 20 heading to the fourth and never looked back.
Reserve Shaun Livingston was Golden State's top scorer in the series opener and in Game Two they once again flashed a balanced arsenal of play-makers with Klay Thompson adding 17 points.
Green said the Warriors had learned to step up when Curry was injured earlier in the post-season.
'Steph can do so much by himself out there that when he goes out we really use each other,' Green said.
'It was very important to gain confidence when Steph went out. We had to do a little more.'

Golden State Warriors fans celebrate during the second game of the NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors fans celebrate during the second game of the NBA Finals
The Warriors bench were celebrating as they continue to make light work of the Cavaliers

The Warriors bench were celebrating as they continue to make light work of the Cavaliers



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