They read the papers - or at least Twitter - and are as susceptible as the rest of us to letting their reach exceed their grasp. But we've still got to play. "I know he didn't lose confidence in himself, at all, and knew he was helping us win, even though he wasn't shooting the ball well". The game is too fresh. I thought for the most part with the game plan that we had we tried to execute it as close as possible.
Curry said the Warriors block out most noise and famous faces in the audience as distractions to their focus, but take a moment to notice people they know beyond celebrity fame.
James: I always feel good.
There are some impressive streaks that merit some mention going into Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Is that stuck in your head?
When both Durant and Curry are this on, there's only so much James and company can do.
"Just getting a chance to see how they play, the style of play, how fast they play, you can't really simulate that in practices", Lue said. Then our ball movement and our flow allows everyone else to get baskets as well. Along with his usual stifling defense, Draymond Green chipped in nine points and 11 rebounds and Zaza got in on the action as well, hitting four of his five shots for eight points. That's what they do.
At the same time, Golden State will hope Klay Thompson will break out of his shooting slump after an unproductive series opener.
The Cavaliers led 9-3 early, before the Warriors went on a 23-7 run to take what was a 26-16 lead. "But I understand the road is very challenging, especially when you get to this level". Was that a schematic thing that opened those opportunities up for you? "They have different guys that they're helping off of, and we just have to be aware of that and be willing to make those passes to our shooters". We were more active too with our hands. "I'm feeling better. I'm feeling more like I did at the end of the regular season".
Durant scored 38 points and dunked easily, six times in the first half alone and many of which he went untouched to the rim. Chud asked why LBJ, a 'podium guy, ' was choosing not to speak there. And I told you. Several teams have challenged them, and they have failed. He swatted away the ball fromseveral defenders, including James.
There are 31 National Football League teams that would like an answer to that question, because its salary cap has been about as effective as the NBA's.
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My colleague Dave Chudowsky was among the group of reporters who were able to talk to LeBron in the Cavaliers locker room.
James: Yeah, there's a reason.
"Do you want to share?" "It has nothing to do with wins and losses though", replied LeBron. We used to call them "Bastard Screens".
On Thursday, Curry offered a vivid example of the difference between this year and last.
"We can play better". He missed some chippies - ones he's so accustomed to making. But after the game, he said he felt fine and just needed some food and wine two feel better. But Cleveland will likely be forced to overcome a 2-0 series deficit for the second time in as many years. You're in your own bed, own facilities and things of that nature. It's something that changed me. He gives them a third sharpshooter, and the Cavaliers are short on solid defensive counter options. I think they also have to protect the paint better.
Draymond Green loved watching Durant do his thing easily down the middle in his first Finals game for Golden State. Right now, individuality means absolutely nothing when it comes to this team sport.
"Well, I'm pretty sure that won't happen tomorrow", Durant said with a grin Saturday.
Tristan Thompson has been a total non-factor in this series. "Steph made a great move, got by him and finished".
James: They've been out there talking a lot about trying to keep a body on him, a couple of bodies on him. At the end of the day the home team has won the first two games, which isn't all that surprising. They are good enough to make the necessary adjustments. What will that process be?
And opposing coach Tyronn Lue expressed similar sentiments. So I can't answer that. Nothing touched the fiery flame that was never put out in Game 1.