Warriors beat Cavs to take 2-0 Finals series lead

Warriors beat Cavs to take 2-0 Finals series lead
By Reuters

05/06/2017 at 04:57Updated 05/06/2017 at 04:59

By Rory Carroll

OAKLAND, June 4 (Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors overcame some sloppy play and a triple-double by Cavaliers forward LeBron James to beat Cleveland 132-113 at Oracle arena on Sunday and push their Finals series lead to 2-0.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant finished with 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists and came up with some key defensive plays. Guard Stephen Curry had a triple-double of his own but also committed eight of the Warriors' 20 turnovers.

The game marked the return of Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was sidelined earlier in the playoffs by persistent back pain following several surgeries. He said he intended to coach the team for the remainder of the best-of-seven series.

While the Warriors are looking strong they will no doubt be keen to keep their foot on the gas. They had a 3-1 lead over Cleveland in last year's Finals before the Cavs stormed back to win it in seven games.

Game Three is in Cleveland on Wednesday. (Editing by Peter Rutherford; )

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