The Golden State Warriors moved closer to achieving their next championship title as they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night. The Cavaliers held their own throughout the first and second quarters. They managed to maintain justa3pointdeficitof67to 64 going into halftime.
The game became one sided in the third quarter when the Warriors began to take full advantage of their talented roster. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry alone, scored 65 of the Warriors 132 points while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored 48 of the Cavaliers’ 113 points.
Steve Kerr, Golden States’s head coach, made a return to the sidelines after having been absent due to a spinal cord complication. Kerr stated that basketball is a player’s game and because of the team’s talent they would have been successful with or without him.
The Warrior’s win has allowed them to maintain an undefeated record of 14-0 since the playoffs first began. As both teams travel to Cleveland for the next 2 games, the Cavaliers prepare to defend their home court in an effort to prevent the Warriors from sweeping them in only 4 games. No team in the NBA’s history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a Final’s series. Many analysts have stated that the next game will be a defining moment for LeBron James’ legacy.
Game 3 of the Finals will be played on Wednesday, June 7th at 9:00 p.m. EST.