The Golden State Warriors are in unstoppable mood as they put up a ruthless performance against Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals Game 2 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday, thrashing LeBron James and co, 110-77. Warriors, with this victory, have taken a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven-series.
The Cavaliers were not really in the game after the first quarter, which was relatively close as the visitors led 21-19. During that time one thought the Cavaliers could give the Warriors a run for their money in Game 2, but the defending champions proved why they are the best by outscoring them in all the remaining three quarters.
What has been most impressive for the Warriors in their last two games is the way Steve Kerr's team achieved wins without Curry and Thompson starring with huge points. If Shaun Livingston top-scored in Game 1, Draymond Green was at his best, scoring 28 points in Game 2.
The Golden State Warriors always find one player or the other stepping up their game when required. Curry and Thompson scored 18 and 17 points respectively. Despite a healthy 2-0 lead, Curry does not want to celebrate too early, as the Cavaliers can still come back and script an amazing win.
"There's no point in celebrating or jumping up and down saying, 'Look at us.' We're two games away from winning a championship, but we still have to go out and get the job done," NBA.com quoted Curry as saying.
"It's a trap to think that we've figured things out, that we have the perfect formula to beat Cleveland and they have no chance in the series. That's not how we're supposed to think."
After an impressive regular season, with a record-breaking 73 wins, Warriors were huge favourites to defend their NBA title, and have only faced some real competition against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in the Western Conference finals.
"I'm definitely surprised at the margin of victory," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
"It happens in the NBA, sometimes things get away from you. Sometimes shots go in, sometimes they don't. ... Everything changes when we go to Cleveland, we know that."
It was one of worst nights for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as none of their players even scored more than 20 points. James top-scored with 19 points, and the rest had a below par night. A disappointed James believes they were outplayed in Game 2.
"They just beat us. We didn't win anything. No points of the game did we beat them in anything," James said.
The Cavaliers are 2-0 down, but they need to be at their formidable best in Game 3, which will be played at their home court -- the Quicken Loans Arena. They are always a strong team at home, and the Cavaliers needs to come with their A-class game.