The Cavs are better when they are uncomfortable.
The first play of the game is a great example.
James pointed with both hands after his 3 with 11:04 remaining got his team within seven, before Curry answered from deep the next two trips down the floor.
Head to head, the over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings and the Warriors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. They are focused on Klay, KD and Steph scoring.
So, sure: The Cavaliers might be able to take some solace in the idea of going back home for Games 3 and 4. "We are continuing to work on resolving the problem".
The Warriors thrive on chaos, and without an alert help defense, the switching only fed the beast rather than taming it.
The admission comes on the heels of a pair of officiating controversies in Game 1.
"That was kind of like a dagger shot", teammate Thompson said. They're not a conventional, NBA-style team. "But that shouldn't give us any comfort". These next two games are more akin to a coronation than a competition because once it's toast it can never be bread and these Cavs are toast.
With 36.4 seconds left in the game and the Cavs up 104-102, a charge called on Kevin Durant was instead changed to a blocking foul on James after officials reviewed the play. Once the Warriors had gotten enough action from their auxiliary options, Curry took over. The Cavs couldn't get off a shot and lost in overtime.
However, if Lue doesn't learn from the past and continues to sit Korver due to his lack of speed and agility, he may let the Cavs fall for the second straight season.
We already knew what started the argument. The next two games are in Cleveland, but do we really believe that the change of venue will produce a change in results?
On Monday, ESPN reported that some of Curry's teammates were not pleased with Perkins and found his inaction in the moment to be unsafe.
There were some good defensive switches throughout this game. Curry, seeing that Smith had gotten himself turned around, zipped a pass to McGee, who caught it four feet behind Smith and had an easy dunk.
With some of those buckets coming in garbage time, Curry appeared to have found a little extra fuel for the fourth quarter.
On some level, Hill actually is right about praying to the basketball gods.
Asked if the Cavs felt defenseless guarding Curry, Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson barked: "No. F-. No". Shaun Livingston has done a pretty good job of holding down the fort, but the Warriors need Iguodala.
Remember, the young Celtics were one game away this year from being in the Finals and they were without Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving. He deserves all of it, especially after game one. "We've just got to come out, stick to our game plan, keep playing hard and we'll be fine".