NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

They jumped from an NBA Finals record four turnovers in their Game 1 victory over the Cavaliers to a whopping 20 in their Game 2 victory. It's the second consecutive year Golden State won the first two games of the Finals.

LeBron James had no time for one reporter's question after the Cavaliers lost Game 2 of the NBA Finals to the Warriors. These Cavaliers are probably a more complete team than the one that brought a championship to Cleveland previous year thanks to the additions of Kyle Korver and Deron Williams, while the Warriors - breaking news - added Kevin Durant. And through two games, that pitch has borne out.

Durant, the celebrated (and/or ridiculed) off-season acquisition, tallied 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and three steals in Game 2, making him the first player ever to post those numbers in a playoff game.

James played a tremendous game and was the only Cavaliers player that created offense last night.

Klay Thompson emerged from a postseason-long shooting funk to score 22 points with four three-pointers while playing more stellar defense and pulling down seven rebounds for the Warriors, who shot 18-for-43 from deep.

He's back! Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, returned after being absent for six weeks. Thompson played in his 78th postseason game to pass Jeff Mullins for most in franchise history. James has won a road game in 29 straight postseason series, so his Cavs must force a Game 5 back in Oakland to keep it going. "If we don't defend home court, then what happens?". "More importantly, it felt good to get the win". It's not hyperbole that has folks comparing them to the best teams in National Basketball Association history and wondering what sort of dynasty this team could form moving forward with this talented, unselfish core able to be secured in place for years to come. "There is a lot of work for us left to do".

The Cavaliers forced 20 turnovers compared to a finals record-tying 4 in game one, for all the good it did them.

"We have to figure out a way to get him going early". James coughed up eight turnovers, while Love shot poorly in Game 1 and Irving the same on Sunday.

Assistant coach Mike Brown stepped in, completing 4-0 sweeps of Portland, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs to reach the finals, with Kerr only announcing his return for this game hours before tip-off.

James, who said the addition of Kevin Durant to the Warriors line-up this season made them a "different team", declined to reveal why he did not attend a formal news conference after the game.

"They're a different team". Forward Draymond Green, guard Klay Thompson, forward Kevin Durant, and Curry all made at least three three-point attempts in the win by themselves.

"I mean, no other team has done this, right? Every mistake you make defensively, they make you pay, and you saw that", Lue said.

The first two games have shown a stark difference in depth.

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in the opener and Love had a big day in Game 2, but starters Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith have been almost invisible and the bench has offered little help.

Still, it took until well into the second half for the Warriors truly to establish their dominance, in large part because of the individual brilliance of James.

"When you have great teammates like I do ... who allow me to use my emotions to the better for us, it's easy", he said.

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