It is hard to fathom that just a year ago the visiting locker room at the Oracle Arena was the site of Cleveland's most memorable postseason moment, a Game 7 victory after falling behind 3-1, with team employees and Clevelanders in general rejoicing amid the cigar smoke, champagne and various spicy delicacies.
"It felt great", Kerr said.
Brown has moved before - not always so willingly - and over the next few days he'll return to a familiar place.
Golden State became the first club in National Basketball Association history to win 14 consecutive playoff games and the Warriors could be in the early years of a dynasty run to match legendary Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers teams. Cleveland will continue to pay him until 2020 even though he was sacked in May 2014. And it's where he still has a home and keeps one of his Harleys, which he took for cruises along Lake Erie to clear his mind. Already gumming up Cleveland's attack with his wandering-albatross wingspan encroaching into the passing lanes, Durant got pressed into duty at center by Draymond Green's foul trouble Sunday. "That just means he has 'em in every city he goes to".
Korver has made one of his six 3-point attempts in a total of 43 minutes.
"The numbers are totally deceiving", Kerr said sarcastically. "So I think we will be ready to go".
The Warriors sure tested the resolve of coach Steve Kerr, back on the sidelines for the first time since April 19 as he battled lingering complications from back surgery. Guarding the Warriors' offensive firepower is a problem for any team.
Last year Pachulia, exhausted of never having even reached a conference final, turned down richer contracts in favour of joining a talent-rich Golden State team he knew would give him his best shot at winning a maiden National Basketball Association title in his 14th season. Remember, the Cavs were down 2-0 to start, and then overcame a 3-1 deficit. Golden State has scored 126 per game on almost 52 percent shooting over the last five games. All the while, he stayed connected by talking with San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, his mentor and former boss. It's not Game 58 of the regular season or something. It's because the home team generally plays with more confidence in its own arena, and that carries over to the role players.
It can be jarring to outsiders. We'll see if that happens in Game 3 on Wednesday at the Q. Why are we even bothering?
"There's an eight on the stat sheet that I need to correct when we go to Cleveland because the points I gave up off turnovers, in their building, will electrify the crowd and their team. It was different for both of us". "He missed some chippies - ones he's so accustomed to making".
Curry, in 2012, signed a four-year, $44 million extension that some people considered a gamble because of his oft-injured ankles.
"Defensively, now he has to do a lot more", Cavs coach Ty Lue said.
"When you've got somebody doing you like that, it's just like a burning fire in their eye and you know you don't stand a chance", Green said.
"The whole pregame process was all the same tonight, it was just a matter of him showing up on the bench and giving us that energy", Curry said. 20 in all, as opposed to the Cavaliers nine TO's, but Golden State scored 23 points off the Cavs' nine turnovers, while Cleveland managed just 14 points off the Warriors 20 TO's.