The Golden State Warriors are just two wins away from their second NBA title in three seasons and there’s no end in site to what they can accomplish in the future. There is talk already of this being the greatest basketball team of all-time. The Warriors humiliated the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the first two games of the NBA Finals, winning both games at home by a combined 41 points. Game 3 switches to Cleveland on Wednesday – tip-off is 9 PM ET on ABC.
The Cavaliers played a little better in Game 2 on Sunday, going into halftime down just three points, but then the Warriors showed why they are the best 3rd quarter team in the league. The three-point halftime lead turned into a 132-113 victory and a 2-0 series lead. With head coach Steve Kerr returning to the sidelines, Golden State easily covered as 9-point home favorites, blowing out the posted total of 222 points.
This was just the second playoff game in NBA history where two opposing players – LeBron James and Stephen Curry – finished with triple-doubles. For the second straight game, James didn’t get much help from his teammates, especially the bench. The Warriors used their superior bench strength to put away the Cavs in the second half. Unless Cleveland’s role players step up in Game 3, it won’t matter how well James plays.