Andre Iguodala of Golden State Warriors pain-free, eyes Finals return

Kevin Durant Got Lucky the Warriors Won Because He Played Poorly and Gave Up the JR Smith Rebound

The Warriors shot 59.5 percent. They were favored by 12 points in each of the first two games. That's what Golden State wants.

Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. Veteran backup Shaun Livingston took five shots and made 'em all, continuing to pester Cleveland from mid-range.

The Warriors are playing from ahead for a change.

If the Warriors continue to play the way they did Sunday, this will be a short series - four or five games.

The bad news for the Warriors is Kevin Durant had to go to the bench with two fouls after making his first three shots. Oh well. Curry and the Warriors are closing in on their third title in four years. That's what Golden State wants.

But he most definitely is human and it showed in specific stretches and in his overall stats line, which reached triple-double awesomeness without denting the record book as in Game 1.

Golden State romped to a 110-77 victory in 2016 and won 132-113 a year ago.

What he hasn't done this postseason is appear in a game. In other words, the NBA Finals is all but over.

And now, it's the fourth straight NBA Finals for Carlos Santana.

The Golden State Warriors are 2-0 up on the Cavaliers and heading back to Cleveland.

Warriors point guard Steph Curry produced a typically masterful shooting performance, putting up 33 points while breaking the NBA Finals record for made three-point shots with nine. "I love that people wanted me on their team, but at the same time I just wanted to hear from the coaches and the players about what they needed or why they wanted me on their team and what I needed to do as a player". Did someone expect James to say he appreciates the tough battles with the Warriors while his team is losing?

"At the end of the day, if you don't give effort and you don't play hard, you're never going to give yourself a chance to win", he said. 50-plus points in Game 1? "The eye has looked a lot better", James said.

"I wasn't necessarily surprised", he said.

Kerr had also said Thompson was doing better Sunday morning when he checked in with the training staff.

Andre Iguodala's knee is pain free and he anticipates returning to the Warriors at some point in the NBA Finals, ESPN reported Monday.

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