LeBron was once "like a mentor" to Curry, but as Steph's game improved, coinciding with the Warriors' rise, he "challenged LeBron's status". "If you make a shot, they aren't going to scream as loud anyway".
The NBA's Kings may be based in Sacramento but the kings of the NBA hail from Golden State.
Thompson has been much more lethal against the Cavaliers this postseason, averaging 22 points per game. There is plenty about which to complain, obviously, but the "lobbying" didn't work in Games 1-2; it amounts to wasted energy.
With some of those buckets coming in garbage time, Curry appeared to have found a little extra fuel for the fourth quarter.
McGee will get the start in Game 3 on Wednesday, but as the venue shifts to Cleveland there will be more pressure on all the Warriors.
Now it is time for LeBron James to try and cement his legacy by stealing a win at ORACLE Arena and evening up the NBA Finals a 1-1. But there was also something revealing in his words, something that cuts to the heart of Cleveland's ability to get this far in the playoffs, despite facing elimination against Milwaukee and Boston. They've been even better without any frontcourt player - sorry, Kevin Love.
But while the Cleveland Cavaliers struggled to contain the Warriors in a lot of ways on Sunday night - Golden State scored 50 points in the paint on 71 per cent shooting - it was the performance from Curry that underlined the embarrassment of riches that the Warriors have. Cleveland's 26-of-51 shooting in the paint wasn't bad.
The Cavaliers, primarily through LeBron, attacked Golden State and scored 52 points in the paint, not counting foul shots earned in the lane. They shot just 9 for 27 from long range and are at 35 percent for the series, a number that will need to improve if Cleveland wants to reverse the tide of the finals. "I mean, we're in the NBA Finals". The thought of what happened then lingers.
Leading the charge was Stephen Curry, who was outstanding in posting 33 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Thompson says Curry is aware of this and plays with the mindset of dominating the competition enough that the players will be left with no choice but to respect him.
"We feed off our crowd".
"Both those guys just stayed ready for whatever their role was going to be", Curry told ESPN after the game.
Usually the Cavs are in such situations.
Italy’s new government sworn in
Jun 06, 2018 - 02:19
Italy has sworn in Giuseppe Conte as the head of a new anti-establishment government following weeks of political drama. After the initial attempt to form a government failed, Mattarella picked Carlo Cottarelli as interim prime minister.
Apple iOS 12 Announced with Improved Performance & Several New Features
Jun 06, 2018 - 02:19
It'll be available on the Apple Watch Series 1 and later, so anyone with an original Apple Watch will remain on watchOS 4. It also includes the same new camera effects like iMessage, so you can add filters or Animoji to your face on the call.
SpaceX Will Not Send Tourists Around Moon This Year
Jun 06, 2018 - 02:00
Payer traveled from SES headquarters in Luxembourg to watch the launch of his company's SES-12 satellite . SpaceX later tweeted "Successful deployment of SES-12 to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed".
Israeli Minister Calls for Military Coalition if Iran Boosts Enrichment Capacity
Jun 06, 2018 - 01:58
He said he would initiate new sanctions on Iran, ripping up the touchstone agreement negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Iran has strictly and in all circumstances denied pursuing any military ambitions through its nuclear work.
72nd-ranked Cecchinato stuns Djokovic in French Open quarters
Jun 06, 2018 - 01:41
Djokovic broke for 3-1, seeing out the decisive moments in a set where he won only three more points than his opponent. I just came from the court. "Maybe it's a dream, because now I'm very, very happy for this match", said Cecchinato.
Hawaii volcano forces series of evacuations on Big Island
Jun 06, 2018 - 01:40
Lava destroys homes in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii , June 5, 2018. Kilauea , standing at 4,091 ft (1,247 metres) tall, has now been erupting for 34 days in a row, the longest since 1955.
Russian Federation 95% compliant with OPEC+ oil output deal in May - energy minister
Jun 04, 2018 - 09:02
Brent for August settlement fell 47 cents to $77.12 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The U.S. benchmark traded at a discount of more than $11 to Brent crude for the first time since March 2015.
The beginning of the end? Teens are abandoning Facebook for YouTube
Jun 04, 2018 - 07:44
Another insight from the study that emerged was that girls are more likely to use Snapchat , while boys mostly use YouTube . Another interesting characteristic found in both reports is that Facebook use is more popular among lower incomes.
Paolo Guerrero Cleared to Play World Cup
Jun 02, 2018 - 05:28
The panel decided a ban to January 2019 was an "appropriate sanction ... in light of Mr Guerrero's degree of fault". But WADA appealed the length of the suspension to the CAS.
Judge holds hearing on Michael Cohen probe
Jun 02, 2018 - 05:16
There will also be an update Wednesday on whether documents seized during the raid are privileged communications. Should his application be accepted, Wood said it would require him to "change [his] conduct".
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 6/2/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Jun 02, 2018 - 04:15
The Knights, meanwhile, are 6-2 on the road in the playoffs and have yet to lose two straight in any fashion this spring. Yes, that cross-check by Reaves happens multiple times per game in an average game, but read that again.
Anti-Kremlin Russian journalist shot and killed in Ukraine
Jun 02, 2018 - 03:46
Babchenko showed up one day after he had purportedly been killed in a police ruse to try to catch a person who ordered him shot. In April 2015, Oles Buzina, another prominent journalist who was critical of Ukraine's authorities, was shot dead in Kiev.
Fulham Secures Premier League Promotion, Beats Aston Villa in Playoff
Jun 02, 2018 - 03:44
In the 20th minute, Tom Cairney picked up a great ball from Ryan Sessegnon and made it 1-0 to Fulham . He had an option (for a further year's contract) if we'd gone up but we haven't got that now.
Melania Trump dismisses conspiracy theories, says she's 'feeling great'
Jun 02, 2018 - 03:36
Embolisation is most frequently used to cut off the flow of blood to a tumour or growth. "This is nothing new", Grisham said. Former football star Herschel Walker is mobbed as he arrives Wednesday for the White House field day on the South Lawn.
Google Pixel 3 XL to come with notch, new leak reveals
Jun 01, 2018 - 19:21
In the notch area, there are three round holes - possibly for two cameras, a 3D Face unlock sensor and an ambient light sensor. With the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google will continue to follow its trademark of not including a dual camera setup on its phones.