Green led the Warriors with 28 points in Game 2, stepping up as Curry (18 points) and Klay Thompson (17 points) again had relatively quiet scoring games. The Splash Brothers couldn’t quite sleep through the contest, but their teammates sure picked up the slack.
“You don’t know where it’s going to come from any given night,” Curry said.
That’s not quite true, though.
It usually comes from Curry and/or Thompson.
Before the Finals, the last time the Warriors went consecutive games with neither Curry nor Thompson leading the team in scoring was March 2015. Klay Thompson was hurt, and Harrison Barnes led Golden State in points two straight games.
Between then and the start of these Finals, Curry or Thompson led the Warriors in scoring in 127 of 134 games (95%).
And it was a pretty good formula. Golden State was 109-18 with a Splash Brother atop the scoring column and 4-3 otherwise.
Yet, with the Cavaliers focused on containing Curry and Thompson, other Warriors have stepped up – Shaun Livingston with 20 points in Game 1, Green with 28 in Game 2.
And, obviously, Golden State is winning this way.