Tired talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant


"That's past year and I don't even know the feeling anymore", LeBron James said.

LeBron immediately shook his head and offered a simple, "No". Right now, the Cavaliers are seeking answers after dropping two games decisively at Oracle Arena.

This year, however, with another 2-0 over Cleveland, Green said that chasing the record was a mistake. We have a cycle of dominant teams which have the two or three best players in the league beating up on the other competition each year.

Behind the play of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, the Warriors have been impressive, beating Cleveland 113 to 91 in the first game, and 132-113 in Game 2.

Every Warrior is healthy, Green is nowhere close to the tally of technicals and flagrants he had past year, Thompson still has his legs under him thanks to sweeps in previous rounds, Curry has shown up to play, and they replaced Barnes with the second best player in the National Basketball Association. Curry, if you recall, was the seventh overall pick in 2009 (and third point guard taken), Thompson was the 11th overall pick in 2011, and Green didn't get selected until the second round, 35th overall, in 2012. "They are playing exceptionally well, and I don't get involved in what's going on in the summertime or things of that nature".

Through the road portion of the 2017 Finals, Kyrie Irving's stats look pretty solid - 21.5 points per, 40 percent from the floor, 50 percent from long-range. He has kicked it into another gear while somehow going another season without major injury after playing 37.8 minutes a game this season.

A different team that is trouncing through the first two games, in spite of James' best efforts.

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Curry drained all 14 free-throw attempts in Game 2 after not attempting a single one in the opener. The Cavaliers did force the two-time MVP into eight turnovers - a trend they'd like to continue on Wednesday night at The Q.

To which James said Wednesday before Game 3: Pshhhhh. In a series in which every missed Cavaliers shot seems to bring the end of the season one possession nearer, and in which long rebounds from missed jump shots summon the deadly Golden State fast break into existence, these are shots the Cavs really can't afford to miss. In Golden State's 19-point Game 2 victory, Durant scored 33 points on 22 shots, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and three steals.

Kevin Durant might have joined a ready-made championship contender when he signed with the Golden State Warriors last summer, but he's proving he isn't simply along for the ride.

Pluto also notes that LeBron James' has offered one big reason for the Warriors' success so far: Kevin Durant joined Golden State this year.

On Sunday night, the King notched his eighth career Finals triple-double - tying him with Magic Johnson for the most in National Basketball Association history. No Iman Shumpert in his place (Shumpert has been the much better player this series). The East? Whether you think LeBron James is the GOAT or a nod or two below, you must acknowledge that he hasn't been challenged too often en route to seven straight Finals. "Because you have so much belief and confidence in yourself, but also one of the biggest things that makes a great player great is how selfless he is and how much is he willing to sacrifice in order to see the betterment of the team". Or, more broadly, can the Cavaliers role players step up?

If the 2017 NBA Finals is going to be anything of a decent series, the Cleveland Cavaliers need to get on the board. Curry posted a triple-double in Game 2, and he's just four total rebounds away from averaging a triple-double for the entire series. So the visitors will be extra cautious on Game 3, which could be the most important game in the finals.