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Social media reacts to Stephen Curry, Warriors' win over Cleveland in Game 2 of NBA Finals

Stephen Curry made an NBA FInals record nine 3-point shots in the Golden State Warriors' blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 on Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Stephen Curry made an NBA FInals record nine 3-point shots in the Golden State Warriors' blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Probably the only thing that Stephen Curry doesn't have on the resume is an NBA Finals MVP.

Through two games of the 2018 Finals, Curry is making a pretty serious case that he should check off that box.

Curry caught fire during Game 2 Sunday, leading the Warriors to a 122-103 win over Cleveland, repeatedly tossing in deep 3-point shots, in bunches, every time Cleveland tried to make a push.

Curry basically had his way with whomever on Cleveland tried to guard him.

Curry made nine 3-point shots, an NBA Finals record.. He scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter. He finished with eight assists and seven rebounds. He made 11-of-26 field goals.

"Just a great performance," ABC announcer and former Golden State coach Mark Jackson said.

Cavs — surprise — make a game out of Game 2, for a bit

There probably weren't too many people who thought Cleveland could be competitive in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

The Cavs had a great shot to win Game 1 but couldn't get the win, ultimately falling in overtime after J.R. Smith made one of the worst plays in NBA Finals history.

But in Game 2, Cleveland remained competitive, getting some solid outside shooting from Kevin Love and making a game of it heading into the fourth quarter. Of course, the fourth quarter didn't go too well.

Who knew? Cleveland was down 10 heading into the fourth quarter. That was within striking distance.

LeBron and the refs

For the second straight game, LeBron James didn't seem to get calls that he and many social media folks were expecting (even though he did get away with a pretty severe three-step walk in the fourth quarter while drawing a foul on Draymond Green).

National anthem draws ire

Carlos Santana did a rock-inspired, electric guitar version of "The Star Spangled Banner" with a definite rock 'n' roll vibe. It didn't seem to go over well on social media.

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