To paraphrase the rapper Drake in the song “0 to 100/The Catch up”
“This stuff a (bleeping) lay up, I been Steph Curry with the shot, Been cookin’ with the sauce, chef, curry with the pot, boy, 360 with the wrist, boy.”
Stephen Curry reminded the world on their televisions and their mobile apps this lyric in the 122-103 win game two win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers chipped away, however they never led in the game, the Warriors delivered body blows making shots however Curry delivered the knockout punch. Warriors outscored the Cavaliers 32-23 in the fourth quarter.
Curry broke Ray Allen’s mark of eight for most 3s in a finals game, hitting an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scoring 33 points.
“That’s a pretty cool accomplishment knowing who’s held the record,” Curry said, “At the end of the day it is all about getting a win and doing whatever you can to make that happen.”
Klay Thompson played in his franchise-record 100th postseason game. He also became the sixth player to ever make 300 3s in the postseason, joining Curry as the Warriors to reach the feat.
“You definitely notice the look on their faces when he hits some of the shots,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “Dagger after dagger.”
Thompson added 20 points playing on a sensitive left leg. Kevin Durant had the job of defensing LeBron James and added 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
The beat continued from Game 1 when the Warriors earned a weird 124-114 overtime win in. Featuring J.R. Smith’s blunder when he grabbed an offensive rebound in the decreasing moments of regulation and dribbled back toward half court rather than shooting for the victory, call a time out or flat out pass the ball to James and an overturned charge call against James.
Smith received rousing cheers from the home fans during pregame introductions and “M-V-P!” chants greeted him when he went to the foul line.
“The odds have been stacked against me since I was an adolescent,” James said. “I put our team in position to try to win a championship and it is my job to make sure we are as laser focused as possible.”
James followed up his 51-point performance in Game 1 with 29 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds in a normal sequel, with the edge going to the Warriors.
“I don’t think we started the game with the physicality we had in game one,” Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said, “It was too easy for them, they ran around too freely.”
Eight of Curry’s 17 3-point field goals were uncontested in Game 2. And the Warriors shot 71% in the paint in game two, 75 % field goal percentage in the paint this series.
The Cavaliers are 8-32 from the point range in the series from James assists.