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Good fortune is inextricable from success in the NBA. BOTH teams in the 2017 NBA Finals prove that.

The Warriors had several breaks in putting this remarkable collection of talent together. You know them well. Stephen Curry signed a discount extension after an injury-riddled 2012 season. Draymond Green took less than the max as a restricted free agent. An unprecedented spike in the salary cap aligned perfectly with the free agency of Kevin Durant, coming one year before Curry became an expensive free agent himself.

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Kevin Durant is getting exactly what he wanted.

Eleven months ago, as the world heaved under Kevin Durant’s feet, we had a million reasons why Kevin Durant would leave his brodie Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. We had a million reasons why Kevin Durant would join the Golden State Warriors, already the world’s best basketball team (albeit one that had just dropped a championship).

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Every time the Cavaliers pulled their old rallying tricks, the Warriors turned to their new superstar. This isn’t last year.

There was a moment in the fourth quarter of Game 2 when Kevin Love posted up Kevin Durant on the low block. Love tried backing Durant down. It didn’t work. He looked to pass, but there was no one open or cutting through. He tried backing Durant down again, to no avail.

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Golden State remains undefeated in the 2017 playoffs with yet another runaway victory.

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.

The biggest news of the night was the return of head coach Steve Kerr, who had missed most of the playoffs thus far. It was a fairly unexpected announcement, but it was great to see him back out there and Oracle Arena did not disappoint in their welcome.

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