Can the Warriors take a commanding lead or will the Cavaliers square things up? That's the question entering Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday evening.
Golden State's Kevin Durant and Steph Curry lit up Cleveland for 66 combined points in Game 1 en route to a 113-91 blowout.
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Heading into Game 2 at Oracle Arena, Golden State appears to have the edge. According to ESPN, the Warriors have a 78 percent chance to protect their home court and take a 2-0 series lead before the series shifts to Cleveland.
Despite suffering the rout, the Cavaliers are expected to make some adjustments, namely transition defense, paint protection and ball protection. Cleveland was outscored 27-9 in fast break points, 56-30 in the paint and coughed up the basketball 20 times to Golden State's four in Game 1. The Cavs are also looking for some production from anyone not named LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. That's because the rest of Cleveland's lineup tallied 24 points on just 7-for-31 shooting.
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The Warriors' task is simple: repeat Game 1. Golden State bested Cleveland in key stat lines such as shooting percentage (42.5 percent to 34.9 percent), assists (31 to 15) and steals (12 to 0).
Heading into Game 2, Golden State already received some positive news. Steve Kerr, who has missed the last 11 games dealing with back issues, will return to coach.
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NBC Bay Area will be at Game 2 to cover the game, the fans and celebrity appearances.