Hopefully the Cavs can come back in Game 3, or this may be a shorter Finals series than we thought.
The Associated Press cited Nielsen company numbers Monday and noted the first two games of the third straight showdown between the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers averaged 19.6 million viewers, which is a 5 percent increase from past year.
"They're a different team", James said following a 132-113 loss in Game 2 on Sunday night that put Cleveland in an 0-2 hole.
The Cavaliers' defense has offered little resistance over the last two games.
Klay Thompson contributed 22 points for the Warriors, who used their explosive offence to suffocate Cleveland's usually stingy defence.
Should these two teams treat fans to a Game 7 for the second consecutive year, the current cost corresponds to that feat. They need to be more like Game 1. That will hopefully continue, as we hopefully continue go forward in our careers.
Thompson's lack of production has been particularly glaring considering how big a role he played the past two seasons, averaging a double-double in the Finals each of those years. "I'd be willing to bet both of them would rather have a title than that title".
Curry's pairing with Durant is already being compared to Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan with Scottie Pippen as among the greatest duos in NBA Finals history.
"Looking at the film after Game 1, a lot of things were telling", Love said. "We're plain and simple going to have to play better". If you don't win, and someone says he is the best player in the world, what do you get from that?
Only once before had two players had triples-doubles in a playoff game. Kerr committed his future to the Golden State Warriors. "He's not wavering, because the Cavs are going home for Game 3 and will stay the course", a source close to the Cleveland organization told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY! "We're playing great basketball", Curry said. "It was probably the key to the whole game".
He was even seen huffing and puffing as he went to the bench at one point in the third quarter. "We've got to do a better job of shooting the three, but if it's not open, driving and then making the extra pass and finishing at the rim".
"It takes a mental toll just when you lose", James said of trailing throughout the second halves. It requires huge focus, energy and communication to perform well defensively against Golden State. After recording his eighth triple-double in the NBA Finals, James made a decision to ignore protocol and conducted his interview in the locker room as opposed to placating the league by sitting at the podium. And while James (28.5 ppg; 13 rpg; 11 apg) Love (21 ppg; 14 rpg) and Irving (21.5 ppg) have carried the Cavs, they've all had their own sins in games 1 and 2. When Durant has defended James, the four-time MVP has scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting while turning over the ball six times. "The last few days have been hard".