Andre Iguodala has been strong off the bench. He is already a plus-9 in 11 minutes and is playing tenacious defense all over the floor.
Something to keep an eye on: Golden State had eight offensive rebounds in the first quarter alone. Cleveland won’t survive if that continues.
Durant and Stephen Curry lead the Warriors with 10 points each. James has already posted 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. Hey, it’s a close playoff game!
We’re right where we want to be, Kerr said. Disappointed that we didn’t play better the other night, but aware that we are playing a great team. And they were desperate, and they outplayed us. So we’re where we need to be. We would love to take care of business. We’re planning on playing a lot better (Monday), and we’ll see what happens.
There are, too, the fans. The faithful in Oakland have a bad rap around the league, and part of that goes back to that 1974 World Series. Fans in the stands bombarded Dodgers left fielder Bill Buckner with shrapnel, beginning innocently enough with streamers but graduating to an apple that hit Buckner in the back of the head and a whiskey bottle that landed near his feet.
Said Buckner: Terrible people. Most of them weren’t here all year — and now, all of a sudden, they are big A’s fans.
Such an accusation cannot be leveled against this year’s Warriors and their backers. They’ve been there all year — and beyond. Give me our fans any day, Warriors forward Draymond Green said. Love those people. It would be amazing to win it at home for them.
It’s only been 43 years.