Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Game 2

Kevin Durant and Le Bron James

Kevin Durant and Le Bron James

Third quarter, 9:40, 63-56 Warriors: Cleveland looks sharp to start the second half, especially Kevin Love, who's already knocked down two 3-pointers just over two minutes in the quarter. "That last play is over, it's behind us, and now we've got to move on". And then on the other side, if you don't help that person win, they're looking at you, too. But officials went to the replay to see if James was in the restricted area, which would make it a block.

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.

"This might sound like a deep answer, but I hope you get it", said Durant. The Golden State Warriors know they must improve to avoid finding themselves down late in Game 2. "Rewatching the free throw, rewatching the play, just going over my head what I think went wrong and things like that. He hasn't probably been as consistent as he was a year ago, but neither have we", coach Steve Kerr said. You can say something like, 'Meet you at the bus.' I'm gonna keep taking care of my family. Kerr said the Warriors can't just sit back and let James attack, and the Warriors need a better effort on the backboards after getting outrebounded 53-38 in Game 1. The whole J.R. Smith scenario was a bit of a headache.

James, who has played in some 1,400 National Basketball Association games, called Thursday's loss one his "toughest" ever when, after some questionable calls by referees, point guard George Hill then missed a free throw with less than five seconds left (which would have given the Cavs the lead).

Lue expects a big bounce-back performance in Game 2.

LeBron James is appearing in his 237th postseason game, tying Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for fourth place on the career list. Negative comments can get at the best of us, even NBA MVPs, and Durant might have had some nagging thoughts of himself as simply a scorer, or at least not a complete player. Durant is a player who does pay attention to media and fan commentary on him.

Thompson would end up catching a huge break as the National Basketball Association elected to not suspend him for Game 2, rather assess a $25,000 fine for the incident. If you're up by 10 or 11 with about 20 seconds left, you don't take that shot.

"We maybe could be talking in a different way right now, but it is what it is." he said.

The Warriors beat the Thunder in a seven-game series just a few weeks earlier.

James pointed with both hands after his 3 with 11:04 remaining got his team within seven, before Curry answered from deep the next two trips down the floor.

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