Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Cavaliers face now-or-never home stand in NBA Finals

Cavaliers face now-or-never home stand in NBA Finals

Stephen Curry connected on an NBA Finals record nine made three-pointers.

This past week, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors faced off in Game 1 and Game 2 of 2018 NBA Finals.

Before Game 1 the oddsmakers had Golden State -1000 to win the series but now that number has swelled to -2150 with the Warriors owning a 2-0 lead in the series headed into Cleveland.

LeBron James led the team with 29 points, nine rebounds and 13 assists, Kevin Love added 22 points with 10 rebounds while George Hill chipped in with 15 points.

Kevin Durant found his steady stroke to score 26 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists while also handling a load of the defensive assignment against James.

"It's a pretty cool deal to accomplish knowing who's held the record", Curry said of breaking Allen's mark. "But at the end of the day, it's all about trying to get a win and doing whatever you can to make that happen". At the end of the third quarter of Game 2, Curry launched a 3-pointer and stumbled into the Cavs bench, landing on the outstretched foot of Perkins.

"It's hard to think back to all of the games, but [Curry] was tremendous", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

After the little exchange, Curry put on a show in the fourth quarter, scoring 16 points, including 5 three's and 1 FT. "I thought I had a layup at first, and I fumbled the ball and tried to see where the defense was".

James became irate at the officials for a no-call on Curry, who ran beneath the Cavs star and didn't let him land with 3:54 remaining in the quarter as James caught Love's long pass and went out of bounds. They are pushing to win the NBA Finals for the third time in four seasons.

Thompson was asked if he felt "helpless" when forced to guard Steph Curry and Klay Thompson on the perimeter and didn't take kindly to that question, immediately searching for his stuff and grumbling "that's f*cked up" as he promptly walked out of the scrum. But now as the series shifts to Cleveland, the Warriors are going to need all the help and veteran leadership they can get. And their domination doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon, so if they keep winning Golden State will have its place in history.

"They're damn good with him and they're damn good without him", James said.

Curry has always used his platform to point people to Jesus.

When you look past the flash of Golden State's fourth quarter on Sunday, the one in which Curry seemed unable to miss, this has been a very close series.

"Every shot that he takes that goes in, he has the business of making them", James said. He made 10 of 20 shots from the field but was not almost as efficient as he was the series opener.

Cleveland had no answers for Curry on Sunday night and LeBron insisted his side should come to expect more of the same from the Warriors' point guard for the remainder of the series. "I'm in the NBA Finals, looking for a championship".

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