Well, that was ugly. The Warriors absolutely destroyed the Cavaliers in a 110-77 blowout. LeBron James entered Game 2 as the winner of his last nine games after dropping Game 1 of a series, but this Warriors team is just a different animal.
Very little changed for the Cavaliers offensively, as the Warriors ability to switch continued to stymie what was one of the most high-powered offenses in playoff history up to this point. The Cavaliers only shot 35.4 percent from the floor, and continued to miscommunicate on switches that led to wide open buckets from three, or at the rim against the Warriors.
Draymond Green had the absolute game of his life, finishing with 28 points on some open shots alongside some truly audacious jumpers along the way to keep the Warriors offense humming despite foul trouble for Stephen Curry throughout the game.
Kevin Love was hit in the head with a Harrison Barnes elbow and appeared to be injured, but stayed in the game for some reason before asking out of the game in the third quarter. It's not a great look for the Cavaliers medical staff, and really, the concussion protocol should be automatic and not to the whims of any team or player.
If you're looking for positives, Richard Jefferson competed insanely hard and was one of the most active Cavaliers on both sides of the ball. LeBron James finished with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists, but he also had 7 turnovers and is just not able to consistently able to get easy buckets one-on-one against this kind of defense that can throw so much length at him.
Just about every adjustment Tyronn Lue tried blew up in his face, and there has not been one iota of offensive flow in the series. The team seems to think that LeBron James posting up one of Golden State's quick, active and strong wings is a good idea. It's not. The Cavaliers are giving the Warriors exactly what they want defensively, and you might not be stunned to realize that it's not working out so well for the Cavaliers as a result.
It's hard to not be a Debbie Downer after this one. It was an absolute ass-kicking, and it's becoming abundantly clear that the Cavaliers just do not have the personnel to hang with this team. It's the absolute worst-case scenario for the team, but even so, it shouldn't be this bad. I think most thought there was a real chance this could happen, but man, it's pretty dark to watch it live.
The Cavaliers aren't technically out of this yet. They've got a few days to figure some things out and try to make this a little less embarrassing. Folks will feel a lot differently if the Cavaliers win Game 3. It will, at least be a little less embarrassing. Game 3 tips off on Wednesday night.