When Lue came into the huddle to discuss strategy for overtime, James asked if the team had a timeout left and appeared to be devastated when Lue confirmed that one was available.
Speaking with the media on an off day Tuesday, members of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors sounded off on the situation between the National Football League champs and the president, and leading the charge was LeBron James. Iguodala was considered doubtful, ultimately missing his sixth straight playoff game. They won two games on their home floor.
The Warriors went on to win that series in 2015, 4-2. Since then, Kerr had relied on Kevon Looney, and in Game 2 started JaVale McGee to defend the Cleveland frontcourt that outrebounded the Warriors in Game 1.
It's the fourth consecutive year that the two teams have met in the finals.
"We've been here before". Pretty sure the way we handled things previous year, we'd stay consistent with that. Game three looks to be a big determination on where the series goes. We're used to that. "We have an opportunity to come home and protect home, as Golden State has done".
"They feed off the crowd. And we have to be prepared for that". He's scored a total of four points in this series for the Cavaliers.
Klay Thompson's frequency of cutting off of off-ball screens has decreased from 49.2 screens per 100 possessions during the regular season to 27.8 screens per 100 possessions in Games 1 and 2 of the Finals.
"It feels like the Finals", Curry said, smiling. "I'm in the NBA Finals, looking for a championship". We're locked into doing that, and we know we can. "We can play so much better". "But I don't think - I think I agree with LeBron. We understand how hard it is to win in this building". Curry said he wasn't interested in talking about the incident.
"In the finals, this is the only building I know what that experience, that atmosphere, is like", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. And their domination doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon, so if they keep winning Golden State will have its place in history. I don't want to take that for granted; don't get me wrong.
Curry's historic barrage - In addition to setting a single-game NBA Finals record, the nine 3-pointers Curry made also moved him one ahead of James into second place on the all-time postseason list with 370. "It's a great position to be in". We won't take that for granted.