Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

NBA Finals Game 2: Game preview, start time, television information

NBA Finals Game 2: Game preview, start time, television information

Talk of the Warriors' possibilities only heightened in ESPN's circle of influence (which is shrinking along with its job force but still sizable) after the Warriors blasted the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night, storming to a 113-91 victory in Game 1 of the Finals with almost total dominance of the paint, the arc and all the real estate in between. Is it likely Cleveland will turn the ball over 20 times and shoot 34.9 percent in four straight games? The Cleveland Cavaliers shouldn't get too down, and the Golden State Warriors absolutely can not take a breather despite last night's 113-91 shellacking at Oracle Arena.

The Cavaliers lost Game 1 at Golden State last spring and fell down 3-1 before coming back to win the series, and James is not panicking.

"I know we will play better", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue told reporters.

In the two days between games, both teams mulled over the same idea - that they could have played better.

Steve Kerr was back on the bench for the Warriors in this one, which was great to see and gave the Warriors and emotional boost.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a Kevin Durant problem. While Cleveland searches for the right adjustments, Golden State's roster of perfectionists believes it can play far better still with KD and Steph leading the way, or any of the others who are capable of getting hot in a hurry. That LeBron simplified the game by adopting an unconscious scoring mindset that rivaled that of Jordan. But the best value according to its deal score metric is for seats in the 12th row behind one of the baskets for $1,671 per ticket. "It's the same guy I've always seen - attacking, making shots, making huge plays for our team". "As the game went on we got more comfortable, shots started to fall and the ball was hopping, and that's the formula for us to be successful against this Cavs team".

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"I'm trying not to get wrapped up in that because this is a finals game", he said. That Kevin Durant guy kind of makes a difference, doesn't he?

(If needed) Thursday, June 15: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. By his logic, the Cleveland Cavaliers loss that game to the Cleveland Cavaliers and no one else.

Kerr announced before Game 2 on Sunday that he is returning to the sideline the first time since the first round of the playoffs against Portland.

Lue says he had texted with Kerr during the playoffs to send his best wishes while Kerr missed the previous 11 games following complications from back surgeries.

Assistant coach Mike Brown has filled in for Kerr during his absence as the Warriors have gone undefeated in the postseason.

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