Steve Kerr will coach Warriors for Game 2 of NBA Finals

Javier Howell
June 5, 2017

While James has delivered - he had a triple-double Sunday night in Game 2 - it hasn't been almost enough against the superstar-laden Golden State Warriors.

The Cavaliers are led by forward LeBron James, who averaged 26.4 points per game during the regular season.

It was a near-perfect display by the Warriors and their 31 assists against just four turnovers highlighted how well they were passing the ball.

Durant matched his postseason career high with 38 points in Game 1 to go with eight rebounds and eight assists, becoming the first player to post a 38-8-8 or better since Kobe Bryant went 40-8-8 in the 2009 Finals against Orlando.

But LeBron put the Cavs on his back - reminiscent of last year's Finals - and it was his 18 points and 10 rebounds that had Cleveland down just three, 67-64, at the half. Between Durant, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson, they have three of the best scorers in the game today. He attended the pregame news conference Sunday and said he had not yet told his players that he would be back coaching, though said they knew in recent days that he was improving.

Former Warriors coach Al Attles was honored for his longevity and influence before Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

James has been attacking early and often, with dunks, layups and a strong three-point play after taking what essentially was a tackle attempt from JaVale McGee on a drive and scoring anyway. The Warriors are 13-0 in the playoffs this year heading into Finals Game 2.

Assistant coach Mike Brown has been coaching the team in his absence.

Attles received the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night.

The move may be one of those that comes back to haunt the Warriors in the end if the Cavaliers manage to come back in the series, but for now, it looks like Curry is calm, cool and collected. But we've still got to play. They have more versatility on their roster, and can match up just about anything the Cavs can throw at them. "It doesn't make a difference on what jersey you wear". He was experiencing painful migraines and nausea that were complications of back surgery he underwent almost two years ago.

The Cleveland coach says Kerr is someone he respected even before he started coaching and is glad Golden State has its leader back.

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