Golden State Humiliates Cleveland In Game 2 Of The NBA Finals

Draymond Green led the way as the Warriors cruised to a 33-point victory.
The Warriors' Draymond Green scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Warriors' Draymond Green scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Golden State Warriors completely embarrassed the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night, winning Game 2 of the NBA Finals 110-77 and putting themselves just two games away from repeating as NBA champions. 

Cleveland went up 21-19 at the end of the first quarter, only to get outscored 91-56 the rest of the way. Two-time MVP Stephen Curry played just 25 minutes and seemed barely necessary as the Warriors' Draymond Green went 5-8 from three on the way to 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

At times, Curry could only celebrate from the sideline while Green eclipsed him and Klay Thompson as the team's top marksman from beyond the arc.

The Cavaliers often looked lost on defense and almost listless the rest of the time, regularly leaving Warriors open near the basket for easy layups. On offense, they were off the mark in every conceivable way: 35 percent from the field, 67 percent from the line and 22 percent from three. 

Perhaps even more importantly for the Cavaliers, Kevin Love was placed in the league's concussion protocol program after getting hit to the head by Harrison Barnes in the second quarter. Love stayed in the game, but later appeared visibly disoriented and took himself out.

Kevin Love receives a hit to the head in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

 Kevin Love appeared disoriented in the third period.

Kyrie Irving appeared outmatched on defense and only scored 10 points on 5-14 shooting. LeBron James had 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, but looked worse than the box scored implied.

Instead of really going into it much more, we're just going to embed some Warriors plays involving Green and call it a night. Boy was this a doozy. See you Wednesday for Game 3.

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CORRECTION: A earlier version of this article incorrectly attributed the below tweet to Magic Johnson, but it is actually a parody account. We got got and feel dumb.



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