The Cavaliers' lack of two-way wings is proving fatal against the Warriors

A few NBA players discussed Le Bron James’ free agency during Game 2 of the NBA Finals. More

A few NBA players discussed Le Bron James’ free agency during Game 2 of the NBA Finals. More

The Cavs will need much more from Smith when the series shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday night if they are going to match their comeback from an 0-2 deficit that they accomplished in beating the Warriors for the title two years ago and in the Eastern Conference finals last month against Boston.

It will be hard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors to top the insanity of Game 1 in the 2018 NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant found his steady stroke to score 26 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists while also handling a load of the defensive assignment against James. He put up a 27-9-8 stat line against the Cavs last year - plus two steals a game - that would have earned him MVP honours in nearly any other year, except Kevin Durant scored 35 points a game, many of them in the face of LeBron James.

James hit a 3-pointer to open the fourth quarter, but Curry quickly answered with back-to-back shots from downtown.

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"Pretty special night, and hopefully some more special things happen and we get two more wins", said Curry. "You know, nine 3s and seemed to hit the big shot every time we needed one". It had a limited effect, considering Curry was 4-for-4 from three-point range in the fourth quarter. I thought we were cool.' "That's the question that's in Curry's mind and Curry's camp: 'Why do you not like me when all I did was basically respect everything you did and kind of follow the model you carried out?'"

Asked what was going through his head at that moment, James said he had attempted to call a timeout, admittedly unaware whether or not the Cavs had one amid the chaos.

Kerr remains optimistic the 2015 NBA Finals MVP will play at some point in the series.

"I never woke up and was like, all right, let's go get nine 3s and get the record", Curry said. But unless they can find a way to bottle up Curry and the rediscovered Warriors' offense, even home-court advantage may not be enough to make this a series again.

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JaVale McGee scored 12 points, making all six of his shots in his first career NBA Finals start as Kerr made a lineup switch that proved spot on.

Golden State is surprisingly thin on the perimeter.

The Spurs went on to win the series in five games to claim the franchise's fifth National Basketball Association championship. "Some of those easy layups and dunks, we need to communicate better, watch film and figure out how we can get everyone on the same page". The Cavs played a flawless quarter against a Warriors team that usually dominates third quarters, and had all the momentum going into the fourth.

The 3-pointer with the most acclaim came after he fumbled the ball, grabbed it, stepped back with the shot clock about to expire and fired in a miracle with Cleveland's Kevin Love defending.

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