On Sunday night, the second game would take place between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their playoff series. The first game would be an easy blowout win for the Warriors as they hand the Cavaliers a 113-91 loss. In that game, Kevin Durant finished with thirty-eight points, nine rebounds and eight assists. LeBron James would finish with twenty-eight points, fifteen rebounds and eight assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers looked to bounce back on Sunday in the Oracle Arena as they try to prevent the Warriors from taking a 2-0 lead in the series.
The game would start off right for both teams as each of them shoot fifty-two percent from the field as a team. Stephen Curry would light the floor up with fifteen points but would collect ten of them from the charity stripe. He would knock down a three-pointer while Kevin Durant shoots seventy-five percent from the field to collect eight points. Durant would nail two three-pointers while grabbing three defensive rebounds and dishing off three assists. He would also steal the ball three times while Draymond Green knocks down two three-pointers to give himself six points. He would also grab two defensive rebounds while giving out two assists. Klay Thompson would settle for five points but would pull down three rebounds.
LeBron James would start off with ten points as he shot fifty-seven percent from the field. He would also pull down a defensive rebound while throwing out five assists. Former Timberwolves player, Kevin Love, would also shoot fifty-seven percent from the field but would receive nine points in return. He would also crash the boards for two defensive rebounds while doing so. Richard Jefferson would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field while he collects five points. He would earn three of those points from beyond the arc but it was the Golden State Warriors who end the first quarter with a 40 to 34 lead.
The Cleveland Cavaliers looked to respond as they go on a 30-27 run in the second quarter. LeBron James would shoot eighty percent from the field to add eight more points to his scoring total. He would jump up to grab five defensive rebounds in the process of doing so. Irving would contribute by dropping seven points while he shot forty-three percent from the field. Iman Shumpert would come off the bench to score six points but he would earn four of those from the free-throw line. He would collect three defensive rebounds while Kyle Korver comes off the bench to knock down a three-pointer.
On the other end of the court, Durant would put up seven points along with four rebounds. He shot forty-three percent from the field while Thompson would contribute with six points including one three-pointer. Andre Iguodala would come off the bench to drill a three-pointer while dishing out three assists. Ian Clark would also come off the bench to hit a three-pointer and pull down two rebounds. Stephen Curry would play for eight minutes only to be held scoreless but the Cavaliers would still go into halftime trailing, 67-64.
The home team would come out of the locker room to spark a 35 to 24 run in the third quarter as they shoot forty-six percent from the field as a team, limiting the Ohio team to thirty-five percent. During that run, Curry would start to get hot again for twelve points as he knocks down two three-pointers in the process. He would also crash the boards for seven rebounds while giving out five assists. Former Thunder player, Kevin Durant, would help out with nine points as he earns three of those from behind the arc. He would also pull down two defensive rebounds as Klay Thompson drains two three-pointers to earn himself six points.
As for the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James would chalk up nine points which would include one three-pointer. He would also crash the boards for four defensive rebounds along with two assists. Kevin Love would also score nine points which would contain a three-pointer, as well. He would grab three offensive rebounds while Tristan Thompson would be limited to two points but would collect two rebounds to go along with it. Kyrie Irving and bench player, Richard Jefferson, would also be limited to only two points as the Golden State team enter the last period with a 102 to 88 lead.
The Warriors would finish things off in the fourth quarter as Durant would chalk up nine more points as he shot eighty percent from the field. He would drill a three-pointer in the process as he grabs four rebounds and dishes off two assists. Ian Clark would come off the bench to put up seven points which would contain one three-pointer. Klay Thompson would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he scores five points, including one three-pointer. Curry would also throw up five points, collecting three of those points from beyond the arc.
On the other end of the floor, Kyrie Irving would put up seven points which would include one three-pointer. He would also dish off three assists while former Heat player, Derrick Williams, would come off the bench to score five points which would hold one three-pointer. Kevin Love would only be held to a three-pointer as the Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 132-113, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Kevin Durant would finish with thirty-three points, thirteen rebounds and six assists. LeBron James finished with twenty-nine points, eleven rebounds and fourteen assists (his new playoff career-high).