Warriors win again! 3 big takeaways from Game 2

Posted at 7:33 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 22:33:37-04

Another game, another dominating performance from the Golden State Warriors against LeBron James and the outmatched Cleveland Cavaliers.

Here are three observations from the Warriors' 110-77 blowout win over the Cavs in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on ABC15:

1. Draymond too much for Cleveland

Once again, it wasn't Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson who did in the Cavaliers. In Game 1, it was Golden State's reserves, which racked up 45 points to Cleveland's 10. On Sunday, it was Draymond Green, who scored a game-high 28 points and made as many 3-pointers (five) as did the entire Cavaliers team (four). 

These Warriors can beat you in so many different ways. For that reason alone, it's difficult to imagine the Cavs winning four out of five games against Green and the Warriors, which they'll now need to do in order to win their first-ever NBA championship.

2. No Love for Cavs

For the second straight game, Kevin Love was largely a non-factor for the Cavaliers -- but he had a good excuse Sunday night, as he left the game in the third quarter after experiencing concussion-like symptoms, probably due to this play in the first half. (Remarkably, no foul was called.)

Love, who missed the entire 2015 NBA Finals with a shoulder injury, still has yet to make an impact for for the Cavs in eight NBA Finals games dating back to last season. Hopefully he'll be OK to go for Game 3 in Cleveland on Wednesday.

3. Barbosa a perfect ten

It's a bit of a side note, but it's worth mentioning: Warriors guard and former Phoenix Sun Leandro Barbosa made all of his first 10 shots from the field in this series.

"The Brazilian Blur" battled through back pain in Game 1 to provide a spark off the bench (11 points on 5 of 5 shooting). On Sunday, he did more of the same, connecting on his first five field-goal attempts before finally missing in the fourth quarter. Barbosa is just another example of how many different ways the Warriors can crush the souls of their opponents.