Curry, Durant Lead Warriors to 2-0 Lead with 132-113 Rout

Curry, Durant Lead Warriors to 2-0 Lead with 132-113 Rout

Curry, Durant Lead Warriors to 2-0 Lead with 132-113 Rout

"What's our record now without me, like 800-12?" quipped Kerr, who missed the first 43 games during last season's record 73-win campaign.

Steph Curry has 27 points, including a 14-for-14 effort at the foul line, and Kevin Durant has 24 points for Golden State.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans have every reason to be frustrated.

Kerr said he decided Sunday morning that he was able to return to coaching after being sidelined by constant pain because of complications following a pair of back surgeries almost two years ago.

Warriors: The Warriors had their first 40-point quarter in the Finals since scoring 41 in the first quarter of Game 6 in 1967 against the 76ers.

If "King" James and the Cavaliers don't take advantage at Oracle Arena, the Warriors will stretch their National Basketball Association playoff win streak record to 14 games and could become the first champions to run undefeated through the playoffs by winning Wednesday and Friday in Cleveland.

The Warriors are a flawless 13-0 in the postseason so far and 11-0 without him.

Another standing ovation for Steve Kerr.

Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson scored his first points of the series on a driving dunk midway through the first quarter. The only teams to rally from 2-0 down in The Finals are Boston (over the L.A. Lakers) in 1969, Portland (over Philadelphia) in 1977, Miami (over Dallas) in 2006. and of course, Cleveland over the Warriors last season. "I wouldn't be in this if I was thinking just one game".

Golden State is trying for its 14th consecutive postseason victory, which would tie the longest such streak in any of the four major U.S.pro sports.

James enters Game 2 against Golden State having been part of 58 road playoff wins. He returned to the bench to coach the Warriors after missing most of the postseason due to health issues.

Attles received the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night. But we've still got to play.

"The intention is (to coach) tonight and the rest of the series, and that's the whole good idea", Kerr said. "It doesn't make a difference what jersey you wear".

Kerr watched his Golden State Warriors grab a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals by downing the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 Sunday night in another rout, returning to the sideline with a warm welcome from the sellout crowd after a six-week absence.

"It's been a great run, but none of that matters unless we can finish the job", said the Warriors' head coach, Steve Kerr.

Lue says he had texted with Kerr during the playoffs to send his best wishes while Kerr missed the previous 11 games following complications from back surgeries. "But the second half, I think we settled in, tried to play simple and defensively just tried to contest their shots", Durant said.

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