Game 2 of the NBA Finals was… a lot like Game 1 of the NBA Finals, just without Rihanna.
The Warriors are just completely ridiculous. Steph Curry looks healthier than last season and is back to his best, while Kevin Durant is showing why he’s probably the best offensive player in the league.
The Cavaliers hung on for awhile. For most of the first half the Warriors were dominating but the Cavs kept it close, always countering with a three or a mini-run of their own to stay within striking distance.
In the second half the Warriors just pulled away. At one point in the third quarter LeBron went to the bench gasping for air, looking like he had just run a marathon. He’s out here putting it all on the line just to stay close to the Warriors, but it doesn’t look like anyone could beat this team right now.
But, as always, the real action was on social media. Although there was no Rihanna drama in Game 2, Basketball twitter still brought it.
We put together some of the highlights.
Steph put LeBron on skates… but realistically it was a double dribble
Steph Curry takes LeBron everywhere off the dribble. pic.twitter.com/LOuOcuIvmJ
— RealGM (@RealGM) June 5, 2017
LeBron still LeBron
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 5, 2017
As for the rest of the squad… some aren’t quite looking right
Kyrie looks a step slow. I've heard he isn't healthy as he was last year at this time and I'm starting to believe it.
— Nate Jones (@JonesOnTheNBA) June 5, 2017
Cavs role players just not showing up
Last game, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver and Deron Williams were 1-for-14. https://t.co/edNR2ATFvf
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) June 5, 2017
It’s still #JRHive forever
last night, JR Smith passed up an open corner 3 to dribble into a fadeaway contested three because he is the GOAT
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) June 5, 2017
KD toying with Kevin Love
Absolute pwnage of Kevin Love at both ends by Durant. Good god. pic.twitter.com/bZ0RrG8lML
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) June 5, 2017
Durantula putting up ridiculous numbers
I mean, look at that line: 33 points on 22 shots for KD, 5 blocks, 3 steals, monster rebounding. Help D was incredible all game. Masterpiece
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 5, 2017
Shooters everywhere… what are you supposed to do?
Trying to defend a heat check Klay Thompson/Kevin Durant pick and roll is not fair.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) June 5, 2017
WARRIORS STILL CORNY
KLAY DOING CHOCOLATE MILK COMMERCIALS YA DONT DESERVE A RING
— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) June 5, 2017
Even the Warriors floor cleaner dudes are performing at peak efficiency
i cant stop watching the the guy cleaning the floor glide to the next spot. what a move. pic.twitter.com/sWtk5PaF4O
— whitney medworth (@its_whitney) June 5, 2017
The postgame scrap stole a lot of the headlines
ABC tried to play it off…
ABC just gonna act like there wasn't a brawl breaking out. lol. "Nothing to see here. Take it away Doris…"
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) June 5, 2017
The origin of the fight:
Story on postgame fight pic.twitter.com/gtHdsiobrL
— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) June 5, 2017
As for the actual game, look at these shooting numbers the Warriors put up…
The Warriors shot 50-40-90….as a team. pic.twitter.com/wLqavXdCK2
— justin (@WeNotSocks) June 5, 2017
They’re scoring 132 points despite turning it over
Lakers had 10 turnovers in that game. Warriors just turned it over 20 times. https://t.co/WAaf1vd0B5
— Michael Pina (@MichaelVPina) June 5, 2017
Just having fun out there…
the warriors just out there having fun playing some basketball
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) June 5, 2017
Meanwhile the Cavs are drowning their sorrows in piff (#JRHive)
Cavs locker room has a strong reefer aroma to it tonight. Hey, it's Cali. You're down 2-0 and it's all about pain control. #NBAFinals
— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) June 5, 2017
LeBron was asked if the Cavs need to protect home court…
Lol Lebron destroyed this guy. pic.twitter.com/E7h8JtMJ6S
— OrdioMongo (@OrdioMongo) June 5, 2017
Some people have some interesting ideas for the Cavs to come back…
Trade Deron Williams for an oxygen tank and strap it on LeBron and we got ourselves a series here
— Ricky Spanish (@LxthuL) June 5, 2017
Might be time for the “Nuclear Option”
LeBron: I need you to ask Khloe to text Steph
LeBron: or KD.. or both
Tristan: I can't do that
LeBron: what about Kendall
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 5, 2017