After the Golden State Warriors advanced past the Oklahoma City Thunder in a thrilling, hard-fought 7-game series, many wondered if the Cleveland Cavaliers would provide as tough of a test in the NBA Finals. So far, through the first two games of this series, these questions were completely warranted as the Finals appear more like a victory lap for the Warriors than a revenge opportunity for last year’s Finals runner-ups.
The Golden State Warriors dominated the second game of the Finals on Sunday night, beating the Cavaliers 110-77. Draymond Green led the way with 28 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Steph Curry played a modest 25 minutes, scoring 18 points and acquiring 9 rebounds. The Warriors fell behind in the first quarter, 21-19, then proceeded to win the next three quarters, each by double digits.
From a social perspective, the series is being shown for the blowout that it, at least so far, has been.
— NBCSN (@NBCSN) June 6, 2016
And, perhaps, even Cavs fans had enough of Game 2 before it even ended:
— Ki (@LittlefootKi) June 6, 2016
We’ll see if the Warriors have the same type of success after the series moves back to Cleveland. Until then, here are some of the best statuses from the Warriors’ game 2 blowout of the Cavs, via Social Delta:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 6, 2016
These NBA playoffs lead all NBA playoffs in shots to the groin. #NBAFinals
— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) June 6, 2016
LeBron James would be on track for a quadruple-double if he had more than 2 points.
— Adam Reisinger (@AdamReisinger) June 6, 2016
— P.J. ZIEGLER (@PJFOX8) June 6, 2016
9-0 Warriors run in 92 seconds.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 6, 2016
Warriors are ruthless when splitting the game open … it was 28-22 Cavs at the 10:12 mark of the 2Q; Five minutes later it’s 41-30 GSW.
— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) June 6, 2016
LeBron James has been called twice for traveling. I repeat, LeBron James has been called twice for traveling.
— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) June 6, 2016
LeBron with the “did I travel that time?” drive and jam
— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) June 6, 2016
Then, once the game began to get out of hand…
Steph Curry touched the Monstars ball then gave it to Draymond Green
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) June 6, 2016
Warriors are up by 20 and Steph’s on the bench like pic.twitter.com/L82uo9IQCC
— Complex Sports (@Complex_Sports) June 6, 2016
Last time Cavs had any hope was early in the second quarter. pic.twitter.com/a1ikCuMSls
— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) June 6, 2016
LeBron gotta get on the phone with D-Wade and see how to get those Down 0-2 in the Finals calls to come back and win this thing.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) June 6, 2016
The Warriors and Cavs will go back at it on Wednesday night, hopefully giving us a more competitive game when the series moves to Cleveland.