Golden State shot 18-for-43 (41.9 percent) from 3-point range, outscoring the Cavaliers 54-24 from beyond the arc. "We can do better job of getting him going early".
Kerr returned to the bench to a rousing ovation, waving to the fans while back on the sideline for the first time since Game 2 of the first round against Portland on April 19 because of pain issues stemming from complications after 2015 back surgery.
If "King" James and the Cavaliers don't take advantage at Oracle Arena, the Warriors will stretch their National Basketball Association playoff win streak record to 14 games and could become the first champions to run undefeated through the playoffs by winning Wednesday and Friday in Cleveland.
Curry provided Kerr more than a glimpse of his greatness from up close after the coach had been watching games from the locker room while speaking to his players beforehand and at halftime.
Never forget. As great as the Warriors have looked, and as outmatched as the Cavs appear to be, there's always that familiar fallback: The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead. just last season.
LeBron James scored 10 and Kevin Love added nine in the first quarter for the Cavaliers. "He's been such a big piece of our success the last three years, obviously", James said.
James enters Game 2 against Golden State having been part of 58 road playoff wins.
"I'm going to pull out the "Win one for the Gipper" speech", Kerr joked.
Former Warriors coach Al Attles was honored for his longevity and influence before Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says he wasn't even aware of the team's uniform scheme for Game 2, though noted, "they love those jerseys. So we got to be much better too". "It doesn't make a difference what jersey you wear".
More help from his teammates would go a long way too.
The Warriors are halfway to their second NBA title in three years after knocking off the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
James, who last month overtook Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, was coached by current Warriors acting coach Mike Brown with the Cavaliers, who appreciates the streak and the longevity James has shown in reaching eight career NBA Finals, the last seven in a row. "But the second half, I think we settled in, tried to play simple and defensively just tried to contest their shots", Durant said.