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Good morning! The Warriors beat the Cavaliers, 132-113, and took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Monday:
The LeBron James thunder dunk. Though the Cavs continued to play at an upbeat pace that seemingly favors the Warriors, Cleveland kept things close in the first half as LeBron seemed more intent in Game 2 on just lowering his head and charging the basket. The best example came on this turnover, when he turned what appeared at first to be just an easy fast-break layup into a thunderous dunk.
Stephen Curry took it right to LeBron. The Cavs trailed by just three points at the half, and after a Kevin Love 3-pointer early in the third quarter, it was still just a five-point game. But then Draymond Green hit a three, Love forced a turnover by trying one of his patented long inbounds passes that the Warriors were waiting for, and then Curry put on a dribbling show. Curry danced around James before eventually laying one in. All of a sudden it was a 10-point game, the crowd was in a frenzy, and Curry had his mojo back.
Stephen Curry’s vision and celebration. The Warriors started to pull away in the third quarter, building a 14-point lead to start the fourth quarter. Curry had a triple-double, with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, including this no-looker to Shaun Livingston. Curry liked it so much he was celebrating before the basket.