Golden State now holds a 2-0 advantage over San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals as the series shifts to Texas for games 3 and 4.
Gibson scored 31 points in the Cavaliers' series-clinching win over the Pistons that night, including 19 in the fourth quarter. The Celtics may have home court advantage, but are underdogs nevertheless.
They stalked the National Basketball Association single-season wins record last season and got it, becoming the first team to post 73 victories.
Due to the stiffer competition out West, the towering forward has played four more games than James in these playoffs. It's the playoffs, they're facing Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals in San Antonio and there is absolutely nothing to be gained from losing a game in May or June.
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The Warriors' 36-point win in Game 2 against the Spurs was just the seventh 30-point or larger win in a conference final game since 2007.
The Finals will begin June 1 at the home arena of the Western Conference champion.
Neither have any of the many iterations of the Gregg Popovich Spurs, whose 1998-99 team does have the distinction of owning the longest win streak in a single postseason: 12. The Golden State squad will need Curry to continue his tremendous form if they want to accomplish their ultimate goal of winning another championship. The Warriors are six games away, the Cavaliers seven. Thomas runs the offense for Boston and facilitates shots for his teammates, he also can run in transition and make shots under pressure.
Unless LBJ gets hurt in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, we're likely to see another double digit spread when the Cavaliers host the Celtics in Games 3 and 4. He's only shooting 34.3 percent from three-point range but that could improve against Kyrie Erving who is not a great defender for Cleveland, which will allow him to establish more separation and get his shot off easily. "At the same time, when teams are excelling and playing at that level, I think, the fan in me, it's fantastic to watch".