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Fighting the same back pain, Kerr also missed the first 43 games of the 2015-16 regular season, with assistant Luke Walton compiling a 39-4 record in his absence.

Lebron James topped the scoring for the Cavaliers with 29 and Kevin Love weighed in with 27 for the defending champions. After Game 1, the Cavs promised to be more physical. "And we're going to need to play better to win on the road". They won Game 3 by 30 points and eventually became the first team in National Basketball Association history to recover from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. Game 3 is Wednesday in Cleveland, where the Cavs will look to regain the magic that helped them overcome deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 in last year's Finals.

James, who actually ended his protest of National Basketball Association podium interviews after Tuesday's practice by again taking reporters' questions on stage, said losses take "a mental toll". "So just the way he played on the defensive end, the way he played on the offensive end, he's been doing it all playoffs long, but in these Finals, he's really picked it up, and it's been huge for us".

Heading into Game 2, Thompson was mired in an extended playoff shooting slump. He said?"there is a reason", but he didn't share it, before adding: "Nothing to do with wins or losses".

Kevin Durant hit a game-high 33 points, while Stephen Curry recorded his first play-off triple-double, with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. James got a breather at the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth, but returned to take only one shot the entire fourth quarter. "[I] will always be able to impact the game if I just stay locked in on that side".

The Warriors have too much, and it's becoming more and more apparent that everyone - everyone - knows it. Kyrie Irving's late surge helped him finish with 19 points and seven assists, but his 8-for-23 shooting performance was hard to swallow as Stephen Curry cruised to an easy triple-double of his own. "It motivates us to win for him". "But it's definitely great to see him over there and have him talking in the timeouts and out there leading us". It started with getting to the basket early and taking good shots. Tristan Thompson and Richard Jefferson were the only other Cavs to score in the third quarter - two points each - and neither seemed at all integrated in the Cavs' offense. JR Smith?(scoreless) were invisible again, and no one on the Cleveland bench stepped up, leaving James helpless for much of the night.

A triple-double means a player has recorded a double-digit number in three of five statistical categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.

"The turnovers kind of got underneath my skin a little bit and I was letting it affect how I was". After Game 1, the Cavs promised to shut down the Warriors' penetration.

"The whole pregame process was all the same tonight, it was just a matter of him showing up on the bench and giving us that energy", Curry said. He'll have two years left on his deal at $22.6 million and $24.1 million, and then can opt-out of his contract and be a free agent again. "We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well also".

"It was a question mark for some people going into the season, losing (Andrew) Bogut and some other guys", general manager Bob Myers said. Twice during his career he has led the Cavs back from an 0-2 deficit in a playoff series - in the 2007 Eastern finals against Detroit and of course last season.

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