Stay up to the minute on everything involving Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

By Kenny Ducey
June 03, 2018

The Warriors beat the Cavaliers 122–103 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.  

Defending champions Golden State has a 2–0 lead over Cleveland in the teams' fourth consecutive matchup. The Cavs next host the Warriors in Game 3 on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.

The biggest story following Game 1 was Cavs guard J.R. Smith's mistake in the final seconds of regulation. Smith got the rebound from George Hill's missed free throw, but instead of putting it up, Smith took the ball to the three-point line near James. After a quick verbal exchange with James as both were too far away to get a clean shot off, Smith passed it to Hill in the corner. Hill was unable to get a shot off in time and the game went to overtime. The Cavs lost 124–114. 

After first saying he knew the game was tied, Smith backtracked saying, "I can't say I was sure of anything at that point." 

On the injury side of things, Warriors guard Klay Thompson is available to play, while forward Andre Iguodala will miss his sixth straight postseason game, the team announced Sunday. Thompson injured his left ankle in the first quarter Game 1 when he collided with Smith.

James broke out the shorts suit again and had an outfit copier in Draymond Green. 

Starting Lineups


Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
JaVale McGee
Klay Thompson
Stephen Curry


LeBron James
Kevin Love
Tristan Thompson
J.R. Smith
George Hill

1st Quarter

Well, first off, J.R. Smith got a standing ovation in Oracle Arena which was insane. These fans will give anyone credit before Kevin Durant.

It didn't even take four minutes for the Warriors to build a nine-point lead, capped off by this transition jam from Draymond Green.

The Cavs cut back into the lead, and LeBron did his first ridiculous thing of the game. Double-spin!!

Back to J.R. Smith again — he's now getting "MVP" chants. He also had five in the first quarter.

The Warriors only lead by four after one quarter, somehow. LeBron has 10, Steph and Klay have 7 each.

2nd Quarter

Looks like the barrage of threes is beginning. This deficit could siginficantly widen soon.

The Cavs really won't fold...

But the Warriors won't let this stay too close. 11 is the largest lead of the game.

LeBron's eye...yikes

JaVale is EATING.

Aaaand it's getting out of hand.

The Dubs lead by 13 at the half.

Third  Quarter

Well, we were kind of in a holding pattern for a while here, watching some JaVale dunks and Kevin Love threes (he's awake!)

But the Cavs wouldn't let in, and this dish from LeBron to Tristan Thompson helped close the lead to six.

Stops? Anyone? Anyone see any defensive stops anywhere?

This was kind of an egregious no-call...

David West hit his first three since Nov. 4. Might be time to go home.

Here is one thing Steph Curry for sure wouldn't win tonight:

Fourth Quarter

The lead is back out wiiiiide.

Let. It. RAIN.

Goodnight, see you in Cleveland. Curry hits nine threes, setting the new record for most three-pointers in the NBA Finals.

Notable Stat Lines

LeBron James: 29 points, nine rebounds, 12 assists

Stephen Curry: 33 points, seven rebounds, eight assists

Kevin Durant: 26 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists

Klay Thompson: 20 points, two rebounds, one assist

Kevin Love: 22 points, 10 rebounds, one assist

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