Warriors players, fans not discouraged by Game 2 loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Golden State Warriors are on their way to Cleveland in hopes of coming home with the lead in the NBA Finals. The series is tied up after a nail-biting loss Sunday night, but players and fans are not discouraged.

The team's plane took off for Cleveland around 10:15 a.m. on Monday from Oakland International Airport. They're looking to bounce back in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Steph Curry was the last on the plane. The MVP is coming off a tough night. He only had 19 points in Golden State's overtime loss to the Cavs.

His fellow Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, was sporting an Oakland Athletics hat as he boarded the plane. He had a big Game 2, leading the Warriors with 34 points.

Sunday night's loss was only the team's second loss at home during the playoffs and only the fourth all season.

Warriors fans are optimistic, especially when you consider the team had the best road record this season.

"The Warriors though, they're really good," said fan Mark Valdez. "I know they can do it. But last night they didn't step up at all. Maybe they were taking a rest, I hope. But they'll win it. I know they will."

Fellow fan Darwin Jinks added, "They're still the best team in basketball this year. So yeah, they still got a chance. I think they're gonna do it."

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The Warriors lost in overtime after Matthew Dellavadova, from Saint Mary's College, hit two free throws late for the Cavaliers to even the series at one game apiece.

This is the first time ever Game 1 and Game 2 of the NBA Finals went to overtime. And how about this stat -- the winner of Game 3 in a tied NBA Finals series goes on to win 84 percent of the time.

The Warriors will have a shoot around Monday after they land in Cleveland and they'll have an even longer one Tuesday at noon as they prepare for Game 3.

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ABC7 sports reporter Mike Shumann and reporters Wayne Freedman and Laura Anthony will be in Cleveland this week to bring you full coverage on the NBA Finals. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for live updates.

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