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Warriors thrash Cavs in Game 2 despite James’ triple-double


Two down, two to go.

Kevin Durant displayed another basketball clinic with 33 points on just 22 shots, while Steph Curry completed his first post-season triple double performance with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists as Golden State demolished Cleveland 132-113 at Oracle Arena in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Durant, who scored 38 on 14-of-26 shooting to lead the Warriors in their Game 1 victory over the Cavaliers, once again torched the nets in Game 2, making 13 of his 22 field goals including four of eight from deep. He also had five blocks and three steals to go with his 13 rebounds and six assists.

Curry had his first triple-double but was actually struggling on the field, making only seven of his 17 attempts and committing eight of the Warriors’ 20 turnovers. He was a perfect 14of-14 from the free throw line though.

The Western Conference champions can win the NBA Finals if they win the next two games of the series, which will be played at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

LeBron James paced the Cavs with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists, his eight Finals triple-double, which ties him with the record of former Los Angeles Lakers player Magic Johnson.

Kevin Love added 27 points but was just 2-of-7 from deep for the Cavs, who got 19 points from Kyrie Irving, who struggled all night and missed 15 of his 23 shots.


Golden State outgunned Cleveland heavily in this game, as the Warriors made 46 of their 89 attempts (51.7%), including 18 of their 43 shots from the arc (41.9%).

Klay Thompson missed 13 shots in Game 1 but found his range in Game 2, making eight of his 12 attempts to finish with 22 points with seven rebounds. He made four threes.

The Cavs made 45 of their 100 shots, but made only eight of their 29 three-point field goals. Aside from the Big 3 of James, Irving and Love, no one made more than four field goals.