"Pretty special night", Curry said, "and hopefully some more special things happen and we get two more wins".
"I was kind of a little bit still in shock of what was going on at that point in time", James said. The Cavs outrebounded the Warriors 307 to 279 to win the 2016 title in seven games, with Thompson leading the way with almost four offensive boards per game.
James followed up his 51-point performance in Game 1 with 29 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds in a far tamer finals sequel - and a much more lopsided one - minus the utter craziness of a drama-packed opener three days prior.
Games 3 and 4 of the best-of-seven series are in Cleveland, where the Cavaliers have won their last eight playoff games.
"We've got to come out with a sense of urgency to start (Game 3)", Durant said.
"I will continue to stay uncomfortable, and I hope our guys continue to stay uncomfortable, no matter with us going back home".
Who knows whether they'll work, but at this point the consensus is that they have to try something. Here's a video that showcases both, with Curry first breaking Nance's ankles for a step-back 3, then getting right past Love for a layup.
"We all know what he's capable of and how he helps this team", Warriors forward Draymond Green said. "Tough shot taker, tough shot maker".
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"I think I only got exhausted once tonight", James said.
Not everybody is ready to crown the Warriors as a dynasty, not just yet anyway. As such, the Warriors might already have a counter in mind for whatever anticipated adjustment Cleveland makes.
"Those moments when you can come down and answer and keep the momentum on our side, it's big", Curry said. That's always going to be my brother regardless so I'm going to go to war with him and go battle with him in Game 3.
When it involves Andre Iguodala and his return to the Warriors.
"He was very comfortable in Game 1", Kerr said of James, who last week became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1993 to top 50 points in a Finals game. The Warriors believe it could've led to a potentially serious injury for Curry.
The Warriors lead the series, 2-0. Subsequently, Curry has taken 12.2 percent of his shots in isolation in the postseason after having lower numbers in the 2017-18 regular season (6.9 percent), 2016-17 regular season (7.4 percent) and 2017 playoffs (10.6 percent). He had been taking antibiotics and using drops after being poked in the eye by Green in the first half Thursday. "For them to have a sustained level of excellence like they've had, I don't take that for granted and I think anyone who's played or observed this game knows how hard that is for one, let alone to be able to get here four times and have an opportunity to win three speaks for itself".