2016 NBA Finals: 5 things we learned from Game 2
The Warriors hold a 2-0 lead over the Cavs in the NBA Finals.
Another game, another blowout. On Sunday night, the Warriors extended their winning streak to five on the road while snapping up a 2-0 lead over LeBron James and Co. The Warriors’ 110-77 win puts the Cavs in a tricky situation from which only a few have crawled out of, as they will now attempt to become just the fourth team in the history to win the Finals after falling behind 2-0.
The overall playoff history is even more daunting, as 244 of 261 teams that trailed 2-0 in a seven-game series have gone on to lose. Though the series is far from over and there will be notable reinforcements on both sides.
Here are five things we learned after game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
1) It’s not all about the Splash Brothers
The Cavaliers are down 0-2 despite keeping Warriors' sharpshooters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in check so far. The Warriors got just 20 points from the duo in Game 1, but the Splash Brothers matched that figure by the end of the first half.
Thompson finished with 17 and Curry with 18, but game 2 belonged to another player who has been killing it on both ends of the floor - Draymond Green. Green was absurd, putting up 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Green was 11 of 20 from the field and 5 of 8 from behind the 3-point line. Too soon to be considering him for the finals MVP award, but with numbers like that, he’s certainly helping his cause.