So that’s probably it, right? Yeah, we’re pretty sure Stephen Curry’s Game 2 was code for ‘that’s it.’ Thanks a lot, J.R. Smith…
But seriously, let’s focus for just a second. The Golden State Warriors are 2-0 up on the Cleveland Cavaliers heading back to Cleveland. It doesn’t matter that LeBron James put up 29 points on 50 percent shooting with 13 assists, nine rebounds and two steals. Additionally, Kevin Love’s 22 points and 10 rebounds are meaningless as well. That’s because the Warriors are as good as we know they are — and they’re probably not even going full speed yet.
But if Curry is going to shoot like this for the rest of the series, it’s already over. Sunday night, his Warriors shot 57.3 percent from the field. They also shot 41.7 percent from long range, with Curry making a Finals record nine of them on 17 tries. On the night, Curry finished with 33 points on 11-of-26 from the field. His fellow Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, put up 20 points on 8-of-13 from the field. And then there’s Kevin Durant — because a team like the Warriors needed more firepower — who put up 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting.
Again, LeBron nearly posted a triple double. The Cavaliers didn’t even come close to winning tonight. They put up a great fight in the first quarter; they even had the lead down to single digits multiple times in the second half. But if Curry’s hot, there’s no stopping him. And if there’s no stopping him, then there’s no stopping the Warriors. Game 3 tips off Monday night in Cleveland.
Does it even matter?