The Cavaliers have been unable to stop the Warriors, whose 132-point output Sunday marked the most points scored by a team in the Finals since 1987, when the Lakers scored 141 against the Boston Celtics.
The Cavaliers, meanwhile, haven't gotten almost enough production from anyone other than James, who had a triple-double Sunday, and forward Kevin Love, who had 21 rebounds in Game 1.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home in a familiar spot after the first two games of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers wore their sleeved black jerseys for the first time since Games 5 and 7 of last year's Finals, a pair of games they won in Oakland.
Speaking shortly before Game Two against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kerr said he was feeling somewhat better.
That's been quite evident through two games.
Kerr took a leave of absence after Game 2 of Golden State's first-round series with the Portland Trail Blazers.
LeBron James had an incredible game, going for 29 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds on 12-18 shooting, but ultimately the game was decided by the lack of help he received from his complementary players, or rather their inability to match the Warriors' production from LeBron on down. He looks more like a two-time MVP than the hobbled player he was in last year's Finals.
"They won two games", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, "now we've got to go home and regroup". "Implore them to win it for me because it's not important for them to win it for themselves". "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". "We're going home, the crowd will be behind our back and we have to go out there and play". "He's been such a big piece of our success the last three years, obviously", James said.
This is the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals.
"I'm just seeing a lot of bodies", Irving said. "There is a lot of work for us left to do".
"There's another level we can get to and we're going to need it", Stephen Curry said. "Now, it's time for us to go home and win Game 3". And we forced them to 20 turnovers and they still beat us pretty good.
Cleveland battled back but a steal set up by a Durant fast break layup, a 3-point play and an uncontested dunk by Shaun Livingston ignited a 16-6 run to close the quarter.
He was even seen huffing and puffing as he went to the bench at one point in the third quarter.
Klay Thompson added 22 points for the Warriors, with Curry saying the Warriors still have work to do to play their best. Golden State extended the lead to 14, 102-88, heading into the fourth and didn't let up.
"We know, trust me, we know".
James was equally spectacular with his own triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, but yet again didn't get almost enough help to keep up with the Warriors' depth.