Cavaliers hope scenery change reverses NBA Finals fortunes

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Even though the Warriors were able to finish off the Houston Rockets in seven games in the Western Conference Finals, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr believes the team wouldn't have let it go that far if Iguodala was playing.

Of course, this came after James had 51 points in the gut-punch Game 1 loss when George Hill missed a potential game-winning free throw and Smith forgot what the score was.

"Multiple Golden State Warriors players" told ESPN after the game that they were upset that Perkins refused to move his legs and feet as Steph inadvertently backed into him following a wild shot at the end of the third quarter.

By scoring nine times from beyond the arc, the two-time MVP beat the record for most 3-pointers ever scored in a single game in the history of NBA Finals, which was set by Ray Allen in Game 2 of the 2010 Finals between the Celtics and the Lakers.

"Once he releases it, he sees the basket, he usually makes it", Lue said.

Curry had a game-high 33 points in Sunday's win at Oracle Arena.

Three years ago, the accolade went to Andre Igoudala for his defensive work against LeBron James, despite the fact the former did not feature in the Warriors' starting line-up until Game 4.

They had a tense moment in the third, too.

Once the Cavs defense broke down, they had to repurpose their energy toward stopping McGee and Bell from getting open dunks, and that came at the expense of defending Curry. Lue was hit with a technical, saying afterward he didn't say much but was on the court. He made 10 of 20 shots from the field but was not almost as efficient as he was the series opener. Heck, the rest of the Warriors were just seven of 13 on foul shots. "I'm in the NBA Finals, looking for a championship".

Led by a record-setting performance from Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors are halfway to another National Basketball Association title. But they won. So instead of desperation, they may fight over-confidence. It's been a good go of it for the entire roster. Even if he should, James isn't going to throw his teammates under the bus. He had been taking antibiotics and using drops after being poked in the eye by Green in the first half Thursday.

The clip shows the Cavaliers in the time between J.R. Smith's baffling blunder at the end of regulation and the start of overtime, depicting the team's bench as heartbroken and stunned as they realize their opportunity to steal Game 1 had likely slipped away.

Nearly two weeks ago, Kerr said: "Until he's able to run without pain, I can't play him". After the differing disasters for them in the first two games, Game 3 may just be the start of these finals. "They're a team that's great at home", Golden State's Klay Thompson said on Sunday night. To have a chance, Cleveland has got to hammer Golden State on the boards.

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