Cleveland Cavs star point guard Kyrie Irving is out for the NBA Finals and beyond with a fractured kneecap, but that doesn't mean the Golden State Warriors are letting their guard down with a 1-0 lead heading into Sunday's Game 2 in Oakland.
Warriors sixth man Andre Iguodala, for one, showed concern on Saturday about a potential letdown tomorrow.
"We had some games where we didn't play up to our level of talent because a guy was out," Iguodala said. "It snuck up and almost bit us a few times. You know, Steph saved us.
"We've been through it and we've experienced it, so hopefully experience will help us with that. But at the same time, like I said before, they're going to make some adjustments. They played well with (Matthew) Dellavedova in there in the Chicago and the Atlanta series, so he's going to find a rhythm because he's going to be in the game more."
2014-15 NBA MVP Steph Curry, though, doesn't believe much about the Warriors' mindset has changed or will change, regardless of Kyrie's injury:
"The mood in our locker room has been the same. It feels the same today as it did yesterday and before Game 1. We know that being in The Finals is a huge accomplishment, but we've got to leave it all out there to get four more wins, and it's going to be tough regardless of who is out there on Cleveland's roster. They're a great team, and that's why they're here.
"There is no pressure or added pressure, I don't think, because our goal stays the same. We're not really listening to any outside noise or predictions or who is favored to do what because we control what we control. When we go out there and play, we've got to play better than we did in Game 1. And that is really our only focus is to come out, win Game 2, and go from there."
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