Warriors stomp Cavs in Kerr's return, take 2-0 lead

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"I don't want to get into the "what we need to do better" right now", he said.

LeBron James was outstanding in Game 2, attacking the rim whenever he wanted, piling up another triple double.

"You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled a year ago, that we saw in the regular season and in the post-season, and then in the off-season you add a high-powered offensive talent like (Durant) and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out", James said. No one else has more than two.

That is a measure of the Warriors' dominance in the first two games at home, even as they played at something less than their best in both games. The best example came on this turnover, when he turned what appeared at first to be just an easy fast-break layup into a thunderous dunk.

CURRY BEATS LEBRON 1-ON-1 Curry seized command in the third quarter with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Warriors stretched a 67-64 halftime lead to 102-88 entering the fourth quarter.

James: No, I'm good.

How do the Cavs stem the tide?

A 3-pointer by Kyrie Irving kept the Cavaliers within 108-97 with 8:41 to go before Thompson, who shot 3-for-16 in Game 1, ignited the game-breaking run with a 3-pointer.

After averaging 8.6 points and 9.0 rebounds over the first three rounds of the playoffs, including sweeps of the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors, as well as a five-game series against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, Thompson went scoreless in Game 1 against the Warriors and scored eight in Game 2, but was on the floor for only 21 minutes in the 132-113 loss at Golden State.

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"They're a different team".

The Cavs were also down 2-0 when they came home past year in their mission to be the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals.

While Kerr loved that part of the game, the start of it was probably the absolute worst thing for the returning coach.

"We get a chance to go home now to our crowd where we play well. You never know who will come up and show up for us". "Some good things going on but we've got to get better".

The Warriors overtook the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 to match their 2-0 start from last season's championship series and are now 14-0 this postseason - the best mark in National Basketball Association history and the 14 wins is also a record for most consecutive wins in the playoffs. But given what happened last season when the trophy got wrenched from their grasp, they're not resting on their laurels.

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said there's no room for distraction when it comes to Golden State. "We know, trust me, we know". Smith and Tristan Thompson were most noticeably dragging behind, but even Thompson made a couple decent contributions late in Game 2. "We understand how risky they are", he said.

"They're obviously trying to make a few other guys make plays", Irving said, "and when we're coming off our isolations, they're bringing a few more bodies to clog the lane". Sunday's Game 2 broadcast peaked with a 14.7 rating from 10-10:15 p.m. ET, according to Nielsen. "I try not to focus on that", he said.

"We have to defend our home court", said Cavaliers forward Kevin Love.

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