They've proven they can win on someone else's floor.
They were already up against it in the series but throwing away a glorious chance makes things even harder for the Cavaliers.
Or are these Cavaliers defeated already?
"Pretty special night", Curry said, "and hopefully some more special things happen and we get two more wins".
Hours before Game 3 of The Finals, it is sounding as if forward Andre Iguodala may be back in the mix for the Golden State Warriors. "This is a team that you don't want to be down 0-3 against". This could really cut into the whole "love of the game" thing.
The Cavs clearly recognized Smith's season-long problems and added a pair of wings (Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson) at the trade deadline.
"We feed off our crowd".
"Got to play to the buzzer", Lue said. They weren't, and despite LeBron and company doing their best to hang around, the Warriors eventually engaged hyperdrive. In 2017, meanwhile, the award went to Kevin Durant, who recorded the most efficient NBA Finals performance in history, averaging 35 points on 55 percent shooting from the field, 47 percent from three and 92 percent shooting from the foul line.
While seemingly playing the Warriors by himself in game one, James saw better production from Kevin Love (22 points) and George Hill (15 points) in game two, an upward trend he will hope continues. "Just because we're going home doesn't mean we can relax", LeBron said. They won Game 2 in blowout fashion.
Smith, a Cleveland Cavaliers guard, received the ovation during the pregame introductions of Game 2. He has one assist in the Boston and Golden State series combined. How about in the aftermath of his costly Game 1 blunder that won't be forgotten anytime soon?
J.R. Smith was the only starter not to reach double digits in points, finishing with five points on 2-9 shooting. "I try all sorts of shots at some point or another, but at that point, it's just feel and letting it go, and thankfully it went in". "I don't know if I had enough time because I was kind of a little bit still in shock of what was going on at that point in time", James said.
"So I think it will be very important for us to be locked in from the jump on the defensive side of the ball and not giving those guys easy shots". Cleveland's 26-of-51 shooting in the paint wasn't bad.
With the Cavs within 103-100, Durant stood motionless after dropping his 33-footer, which effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between two teams who have gotten to know each other well since 2015.