Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Will Cleveland figure out how to guard the Warriors in Game 2?

Will Cleveland figure out how to guard the Warriors in Game 2?

Durant, Curry and Thompson totaled 87 points as the Warriors turned a hard-fought Game 2 of the NBA Finals into yet another blowout win, 132-113, on Sunday night at Oracle Arena. Kerr, who saw his team go 11-0 without him under acting coach Mike Brown, plans on coaching for the rest of the series that the Warriors lead 1-0.

It was a near-perfect display by the Warriors and their 31 assists against just four turnovers highlighted how well they were passing the ball.

"He's an assassin", coach Tyronn Lue told ESPN.

Kerr said before Game 2 that he hadn't let his players know that he'd be making his comeback Sunday.

Durant further elaborated on how Thompson's defence helps the Warriors play as a better team. It may not be the easiest welcome-back game, but the Warriors finally have their leader back at the helm.

"The game changed quite a bit tonight from Game 1".

Still, as we head into Game Two, anyone who picked the Cavs in seven has to be unnerved by the likely answers to the following three questions.

The Cavaliers got off once again on the wrong foot in the Finals due in large part to 20 turnovers and allowing the Warriors to pull down 14 offensive rebounds.

But LeBron put the Cavs on his back - reminiscent of last year's Finals - and it was his 18 points and 10 rebounds that had Cleveland down just three, 67-64, at the half. Curry recorded his first career postseason triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, while Durant contributed 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists while moving two wins from his first ring.

"When we get stops, we have to get out".

The Cavs went with a more basketball-traditional look, donning navy uniforms for their Game 1 loss. "It doesn't make a difference what jersey you wear".

Kerr took over as the Warriors' head coach in 2014, leading the team to an NBA championship in his first year and to three straight NBA Finals appearances.

The Cleveland coach says Kerr is someone he respected even before he started coaching and is glad Golden State has its leader back. "I just had to get back to right the ship".

That was the first time Kerr found himself unable to cope with the debilitating headaches that have gripped him since a back surgery resulted in a spinal-fluid leak in the summer of 2015.

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