"We're young, healthy, and playing a game we love".
The Cavs were also down 2-0 when they came home a year ago in their mission to be the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals. But that's like the look that I see in him throughout this Finals.
The way the Warriors are playing - an National Basketball Association record 14-0 in the playoffs and a 29-1 mark since March 14 - there could be a quick end to the series.
Either way, the Cavs might need Green to be the knucklehead he was in last year's NBA Finals in order to climb back into this series. LeBron acknowledged there's room for improvement in upcoming games. Only former Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson had eight prior finals triple doubles. It wasn't even in the top two most impressive lines of the night. James said, repeating a question he was asked regarding last year's two consecutive wins in Oakland compared to two straight losses this week. "But it will mean something".
Credit James for being good enough to make this appear a competitive game fairly deep into the second half.
Thompson's lack of production has been particularly glaring considering how big a role he played the past two seasons, averaging a double-double in the Finals each of those years.
"Just seeing a lot of bodies", Irving said.
Like they've done throughout these playoffs, the Warriors came out firing from all cylinders after the halftime break, slowly pulling away from the Cavs, who were out-scored 65-49 in the third and fourth quarters.
The offense picked up thanks to 27 points from Kevin Love and the Cavs scored 22 more points than in the opener in a faster-paced game, but that also helped the Warriors improve their shooting from 43 percent to 52 percent as Cleveland had a weaker defensive on the floor.
He, too, shrugged off individual glory. We know how hard it is to be the best team in the league. He said before the game: "The intention is to coach tonight and the rest of the series". "And you are talking two of the greatest players that we got in this world, locked in the way they are".
The Cavs are never to be counted out and they are going home, but they are going to have to find another level if they want to make this one a series.
Kevin Love just had his best season in Cleveland, and it seems like he's finally fit in with his new team after three seasons. "Now we got to go home and regroup".
Despite rumors of his return swirling around Warriors practice on Saturday, Kerr's status remained a mystery until just hours before Game 2. "I could play much better", he said. "He's one of the greatest all time", Brown said.