The amusing thing is that the Cavaliers came in eighth place with 30/1 odds, demonstrating that the LeBron James effect is in full motion.
When asked if it was Curry's best Finals performance, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said: "Yeah, it's hard to think back to all of the games". How do the Cavs counter the Warriors, who helped usher in a new-wave small-ball movement where teams are downsizing their frontcourts and bringing in more shooters? Steph Curry is -300 to win the Finals MVP, a feat he has never before accomplished.
"No matter where you are on the floor, especially past half court on their side, he always has a chance to make a miraculous shot", Love said after the game about that particular play.
Despite a rough early pregnancy, Ayesha continues to support her husband by attending games.
James said he hesitated on calling a timeout when Smith was dribbling away from the basket because he wasn't totally sure the Cavs had one and it could've led to a technical foul.
Curry followed that one with another one from the corner, also defended by Love - resulting in a four-point play, as he mauled Curry during his shooting motion. There is no Kyrie Irving, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh to dish the ball on this team, and if a case can be made for Kevin Love then you're welcome to make it. Love is no longer the force he once was but still checks in with a 14.7 PPG playoff average, the second-leading scorer on the Cavaliers and 20 points less per game than LeBron.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gestures to the crowd in Game 2 on June 3.
That said, the Cavaliers need to stop sleeping on what Korver can do for the offense. We know the Cavaliers will try to come back with an answer. He's now at 1,327 points, 10 more than Kareem, and trails only Jerry West (1,679).
Certain shots - particularly this almost 30-foot circus shot to beat the shot clock early in the fourth - will understandably garner the majority of the attention, as it provided Golden State enormous momentum as Cleveland was attempting to make one final push.
4 - The Warriors' supporting cast has been critical in this series so far, no one more than Shaun Livingston.
Playing for MI against North Carolina in the 1993 championship game, Webber called a timeout when the Wolverines didn't have one, drawing a technical foul. Now he's become one of the league's great role players and a two-time National Basketball Association champion here with the Warriors. They get 25 or more and they are a flawless 12-0. His first points - the first for Cleveland - came on a goaltend by McGee. Now, he started Game 2 of the finals and has now gone 8-of-9 from the field and was a ideal 6-of-6 in Game 2. McGee, in particular, could find the Cavaliers trying to draw him into switches and put him in positions he's not comfortable.
1 - Need another reminder that Thompson is the Warriors' unsung hero during this current dynasty in the making?
Remember, James is still the best player in the world (his play in this year's Playoffs has only solidified that claim).
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