Updated 01:59 PM EST, Tue, Jan 25, 2022

NBA Finals Game 2: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors; Which Side Are You On?

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It was another overtime for the NBA Finals series but this time the Cleveland Cavaliers were on the winning side, trumping the Golden State Warriors with a 95-93 victory on Sunday night.

Cavs star LeBron James, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, made 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists during the game to carry his team to that hard-earned victory against the Warriors.

"I tried to give it all to my teammates. And they do a great job of giving it back to me. Total team effort. To be back in the same position we were in three days ago and to come back and even the series is big time," said James.

Point guard Matthew Dellavedova was a great contributor for the team when he grabbed the rebound and was fouled after James Jones missed a three-point shot. He was able to successfully shoot the two free throws, giving his team the lead.

"He was huge for us. We knew we could count on him because we've been in this situation before. He gave us everything that he had and more," James said of Dellavedova.

The Huffington Post added that when Curry passed the ball to Klay Thompson, Iman Shumpert was there to prevent them from making points.

James said that with their defense strategy on Sunday night, the Cavs have the capacity to beat any team in the world.

Meanwhile, for the part of the Warriors, ESPN said Curry did not perform the way he was supposed to, with him missing 18 of his 23 shots during the game.

It was a good thing that Thompson got the game going with 34 points though the rest of his teammates just shot 34.5 percent. That was certainly not enough to carry the team to win against the defense-strong Cavs who were back with a vengeance after losing Game 1.

In an SF Gate report, it was pointed out that Curry was not his usual self during Game 2 because he let it slip out of the hands of the Warriors.

"It happens. It happens to everybody, whether you're the MVP or a role player. Sometimes the shots don't go in. Sometimes things don't go your way. Steph will bounce back. He's a great player. We'll help him. We'll try to see if we can get him into a better groove. But he'll be fine," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told SF Gate.

When asked about his unremarkable performance on the court, the 2015 NBA MVP said there is no time to worry about his performance.

"You've got to keep shooting and try to figure it out. I don't expect to shoot like this. I've got to play better, find better shots and be more in a rhythm throughout the course of the game for us to really assert ourselves as a team. So just got to play better, move past this game, and keep the confidence," he explained.

Game 3 will be on Wednesday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and with the series tied 1-1, both teams will have to outclass the other to gain advantage in the NBA Finals.

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