"We're young. We're hungry".
"It's a small game and you've got shooters everywhere and you have to be able to protect the rim with LeBron [James] coming downhill, with [Kevin] Love posting up and Draymond's on the bench".
The Associated Press cited Nielsen company numbers Monday and noted the first two games of the third straight showdown between the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers averaged 19.6 million viewers, which is a 5 percent increase from past year. "And for him the whole priority was his health, and I think he's in a good place right now".
Since joining the Warriors last summer, though, it's 3-1, the teams splitting two games in the regular season and the Warriors winning Games 1 and 2 of The Finals. So the flawless play-off mark was not overly lauded.
"His defense was incredible, and we needed it especially with Draymond out", Kerr said of Durant. "So if Kev is getting the offensive rebound instead of me, it's still a win for us". "Being down 0-2, going back home, we have to take care of business". To go along with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, he also turned the ball over eight times.
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"But it does mean something".
The Cavaliers played better Sunday than in Game 1, and it was still a 132-113 loss. "But that's like the look that I see in him throughout these Finals".
The Warriors answered by signing former Most Valuable Player Durant, adding a powerful forward to 3-point sharpshooters Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, and top rebounder Draymond Green.
They jumped from an NBA Finals record four turnovers in their Game 1 victory over the Cavaliers to a whopping 20 in their Game 2 victory.
A great transition team with solid "D" and lethal finishers like James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Klay Thompson had 22 points for the Warriors.
After two dominating performances, the Warriors up are 2-0 in the NBA Finals. "We know, trust me, we know".
Kevin Durant is growing a little exhausted of questions about his ability to play defense.
Golden State head coach Steve Kerr received a standing ovation as he walked out of the tunnel Sunday night in his first game back since April 19 and he immediately felt the fervor in Oracle Arena. "We had a lot of guys who played exceptionally well individually", Kerr said.
"They're obviously trying to make a few other guys make plays", Irving said. According to Elias, this was just the second playoff game in National Basketball Association history where two players recorded triple-doubles.