Down 11 with just over three minutes left, the Warriors ignited a huge run in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. However, they failed to capitalize in the extra period as the Cavaliers went on to win 95-93, and even the Finals series at one apiece.
Led by LeBron James who finished with a triple-double of 39 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists, the Cavaliers played inspired basketball without injured point guard Kyrie Irving, Veteran James Jones provided a little spark off the bench and contributed with eight points while center Timofey Mozgov had a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Key for Cleveland was their rebounding advantage throughout the game in which they grabbed 55 boards compared to Golden State's 45.
Klay Thompson was aggressive from the onset and had a team-high 34 points for the Warriors. However, his Splash Brother Stephen Curry struggled offensively, going 5-23 from the field and 2-15 from the three-point land for 19 points. While Draymond Green made some crucial defensive plays down the stretch, it was not enough for the Warriors who shot an uncharacteristic 23% from downtown and never held a stable lead in the game.
The series shifts to Cleveland where Golden State will try to bounce back for Game 3 on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. PST.
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