Golden State cruised to a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals and set a Finals record for the largest cumulative margin of victory through two games (48 points), but the Warriors are now bracing for what Klay Thompson says will be the "hardest part of the series."
The Warriors have comprehensively outplayed the Cavs thus far, but they’ve had the advantage of playing in front of one of the best crowds in the league. The series will swing to Cleveland Wednesday for Game 3, and Thompson is fully aware that Cleveland fans – who haven’t celebrated a major sports title since 1964 – will be "hungry."
The Warriors won two road games in the 2015 NBA Finals, including a title-clincher in Game 6, and scored just one fewer point per game in Cleveland than they did in Oakland. In the Warriors’ one regular-season visit to Cleveland this year, the defending champions smashed the Cavaliers 132-98.