Him, Durant and Curry being on fire at the same time was just too much for Cleveland to try and even contain. "And you are talking two of the greatest players that we got in this world locked in the way they are, that's why we're up 2-0".
Golden State improved to 14-0 this postseason to keep alive a chance of becoming the first group to go unbeaten all the way to a title.
And if that werent enough there was Kevin Durant, again, with his second double-double of this series, scoring 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Irving finished with 19 points, going 8-for-23 from the field.
After the game, Green said Kerr's return was a positive for the team but added that he coached them so well through 82 regular season games that they could implement his plans without his physical presence.
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Most importantly, the Cavs cleaned up those possessions from the opener when Durant simply walked to the basket uncontested and dunked. "I was just kind of like a chicken with my head cut off, just running circles". Indeed, they were just three points down going into halftime.
Unless that changes quickly, Cavs-Warriors III could end up being a much shorter series than the first two editions of the Finals trilogy that the teams split.
Now Kerr is back, facing the very team that stormed back from a 3-1 deficit in last year's Finals to steal a championship.
As I've said before, it's no knock on Kerr to point out how smoothly the whole operation ran in his 11-game absence, because he's the one who built the structure that made it possible. It was 2-0 previous year, and we lost.
Durant scored from every corner of the court.
Golden State shot 18-for-43 (41.9 percent) from 3-point range, outscoring the Cavaliers 54-24 from beyond the arc. "We have to give them something to cheer for", LeBron said.
"We've been in this position before", said Thompson. Curry's 10 first-quarter free throws matched a playoff record for made shots from the stripe in one period shared with Sarunas Marciulionis, done on April 28, 1992, at Seattle.
Expect the Cavaliers to play harder, smarter, and more physically in Game 2 - and Thompson will be the barometer of that.
Golden State beat the Cavs 132-113 with strong performances from Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. When you have Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson playing like this, no challenge seems extraordinary.