After leading by three at halftime, the Warriors used a huge third quarter to extend the lead to 14, and continued to build for a 132-113 victory at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
The Cavs were relentless offensively in the first half with LeBron James getting to the basket whenever he wanted, but for the second straight game Stephen Curry heated up in the third quarter — this time scoring 12 in the frame — to put the game out of reach.
Curry posted his first career playoff triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, while Kevin Durant had another mind-boggling stat line with 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and three steals.
James had a triple-double in the loss, with 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds. It was LeBron’s eighth NBA Finals triple-double, tying Magic Johnson’s record. Kevin Love added 27 points and seven rebounds, while Kyrie Irving struggled his way to 19 points, shooting 8-for-23 from the field.
The Warriors are still undefeated in the playoffs — 14-0 — and take a 2-0 lead to Cleveland for Wednesday’s Game 3. They also set the record for the most consecutive playoff wins.
Things certainly aren’t looking good for the Cavs but, in case you may have forgotten, the Warriors had a 3-1 lead in last year’s Finals before the Cavs came back to win.