OAKLAND – A record-breaking night from Stephen Curry lifted the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Sunday night.
Curry finished with a game-high 33 points and hit an NBA Finals record with nine three-pointers, shattering Ray Allen’s record from 2010. The two-time MVP hit back-to-back threes to begin that Golden State avalanche that Cleveland could never recover from.
Kevin Durant bounced back from a poor shooting performance in Game 1 and finished with 26 points. Klay Thompson added 20 for Golden State, who moved two wins away from repeating as NBA champions.
”Pretty special night,” Curry said, ”and hopefully some more special things happen and we get two more wins.”
Meanwhile, Cleveland was close until the fourth quarter but missed too many open shots to match Curry’s epic performance. LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29 points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds.
Kevin Love added 22 points and Tristan Thompson had 11 for the Cavaliers, who will return home for a must-win Game 3 as the series shifts to Cleveland for the next two games.
Game 3 is Wednesday night in Cleveland.
”We want to continue to be uncomfortable,” James said. ”Just because we’re going home doesn’t mean we can relax.”