Warriors race out to 59-46 first-half lead over flat-footed Cavs
Posted: 9:18 PM, Jun 03, 2018
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Those Cavs who came out so sharp in Game 1? They were nowhere to be seen at the start of Game 2 of the NBA Finals as Golden State made its first seven shots and never let up. Klay Thompson, who looked iffy in warmups after injuring his leg in Game 1, looked like his old self.
And it wasn’t like the Warriors were only beating the Cavs deep. They came out strong in the paint, and they got production from non-stars like JaVale McGee and Shaun Livingston.
LeBron James has a quiet 15 points, and the only other Cav to show an offensive spark in the first half was George Hill. The Cavs are down 59-46 at the end of the first half, but you can’t help but feel it could be worse.