With Kerr back on bench, Warriors cruise to Game 2 win

More than 90 minutes before Golden State’s 132-113 win Sunday night over Cleveland in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Steve Kerr attended his first pregame presser in six weeks. “We have not lost, so that’s a good indication that it was not a distraction,” Kerr, who missed 11 games to tend to his chronic pain, said before glancing toward Golden State vice president of communications Raymond Ridder. Because Golden State has arguably four of the league’s top 20 players, they can also overcome such adversity as glaring turnover totals and suspect defense. Fresh off Game 1 masterpieces, Kevin Durant (33 points, 13 rebounds, five blocks) and Stephen Curry (32 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) were dominant during crucial stretches. No other Cleveland player scored more than eight points on a night the Cavaliers could bounce back after a game-changing, third-quarter run from the Warriors. In the wake of their 113-91 loss in Game 1, the Cavaliers spent two days preaching a singular message: they needed to be much tougher to seriously threaten the Warriors’ bevy of All-Stars. Unlike last year, when Cleveland’s roster was built to grind out wins, this Cavaliers team is at its best ratcheting up the tempo and netting three-pointers.

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