"We can play so much better. But that shouldn't give us any comfort", James said.
"You're taking me back to Game 1?"
Curry broke the old mark of eight 3-pointers in a finals game set by Boston's Ray Allen in 2010.
While Curry may be one of the most popular players in the National Basketball Association, his quick rise in the league has reportedly rubbed some of his peers the wrong way, most notably LeBron James. We want to continue to be uncomfortable. This is the last team in the world you want to relax against. "They've proven they can win on someone else's floor and do it in any fashion, in any way".
If the Cavaliers hope to compete in these Finals, they need LeBron James to be at his absolute best, but he was not in game two. But that doesn't change the fact that the Cavs had a legitimate chance to take Game 1. But even so, the sting of that Game 1 fiasco was largely over.
"In that third quarter I thought we did a good job", Lue added.
One thing the Cavs did tire of was talk about the officiating. After a slow third quarter in which he missed all five shots, Curry saved the best part of his 3-point show for the fourth quarter, scoring 16 points after making all five of his 3-pointers. That was evident from the opening seconds of Game 2.
Thompson was asked if he felt "helpless" when forced to guard Steph Curry and Klay Thompson on the perimeter and didn't take kindly to that question, immediately searching for his stuff and grumbling "that's f*cked up" as he promptly walked out of the scrum. It may be an impossible feat in the end, but when you have LeBron James, anything is possible.
Once the Cavs defense broke down, they had to repurpose their energy toward stopping McGee and Bell from getting open dunks, and that came at the expense of defending Curry. "So I have to figure it out as it goes". "You're saying I got criticized for something, right?" But there ain't a lot of room between the sideline and the court. Golden State will either be stuck with one of their big guys guarding the perimeter or they'll be forced into giving more minutes to their weak perimeter bench since Iguodala is still recovering from an injury. "JaVale hasn't played much the whole playoff run and coach starts him tonight, he plays wonderful".
Smith made just 2 of 9 shots and didn't make a single basket after the first quarter as the Cavaliers fell into an 0-2 series hole after a 122-103 defeat.
"It was too easy on them", Lue said.