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Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole”

He's at 28.8 points on 50 percent shooting in springtime, and in the Finals it's 30 points with 10.5 assists.

William Hill bettors also are loading up on Golden State (minus-3½) and over the total of 226½, sports book director Nick Bogdanovich said. Meanwhile, Curry put up 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists on his way to a triple-double.

"It's all Golden State and over". And if he can't get past this Warriors team this year, there's no assurance he can beat them any year in the future, especially if they keep the group together.

But we know what happened next: the Warriors limped through the Western Conference Playoffs, narrowly escaping the Oklahoma City Thunder, before blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

"No, we made that mistake of circling 73 and worrying about the wrong thing before". That strategy worked to perfection.

Durant is a former MVP in the prime of his career who was added to a roster that won an NBA-record 73 games last season before the stunning Finals defeat. Deron Williams has played 33 minutes and scored zero points through two games. Open shots are a death-knell in the National Basketball Association, but some offenses force defenses to pick that poison.

It's a best-of-seven series, but it's a must-win for the Cavaliers.

Kerr had his hands full with the game, which featured physical play, eight sloppy turnovers by Curry and early foul calls on passionate forward Draymond Green, whose protestations could have triggered at least one technical.

With all of their offensive firepower, the Warriors often turn a stretch of timely defensive stops into scoring spurts that can swing the momentum.

Sounds like Cleveland is ready to clamp down on defense after allowing the Warriors to score 113 and 132 points in the first two games of the series - both of which were losing efforts from Cleveland, who head home as 3-point underdogs for Game 3. Livingston was a ideal 3-of-3.

Despite rumors of his return swirling around Warriors practice on Saturday, Kerr's status remained a mystery until just hours before Game 2. Green, Iguodala and Livingston had many other opportunities to shoot on Sunday that they passed up to get the ball elsewhere.

Green then proceeded to explain what makes Durant so unique. Durant topped 60 for the series in the third quarter of Game 2.

Make or miss, shots like that are ones Cleveland is happy to give to Golden State. The gap between the top tier wings and the 3-and-D wings of the World is enormous, as the best of these players are what the National Basketball Association is designed around. "People have been cashing with Golden State all playoffs, and they're just going to ride it out".

The answer is an easy one for Cleveland. Yet Durant, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson and the others kept the pressure on the Cavs.

Kerr said he decided on Sunday morning that he was able to return to coaching after being sidelined by constant pain because of complications following a pair of back surgeries almost two years ago. Durant is eating them alive.

But no on in Cleveland's locker room was able to offer a clear plan for limiting the Warriors' offense. Cleveland has to give up something.

After getting handled in Oakland the first two games of the series, the Cavaliers will bounce back and pull off a convincing win on their home floor.



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