Klay Thompson, meanwhile, is "probable" to play.
In addition to his game-high point total, Curry also added eight assists and seven rebounds.
Curry made four more three pointers in Game 2 alone than the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls did in the entire 1991 Finals.
One play in particular perfectly sums up the Cavs' hopes in the Finals as James made an unbelievable cross-court pass that went mostly unnoticed because his teammates couldn't convert the play into points.
The Warriors, who never trailed, seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series, which shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 and 4 on Wednesday, June 6, and Friday, June 8. DEVELOPING: This story will be updated.
Before Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue insisted his team is "in a good place right now". James is working twice as hard, playing 48 minutes in each of the previous two games. The All-Star shooting guard suffered a lower-leg injury early in Game 1, but played through it.
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"I didn't realize how much you use your ankle until you hurt it", said Thompson after the game.
James has done so all postseason with an edge, intensity and ability to all-out carry the Cavs - will them to win after win, if you wish.
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After a first game with some hotly debated calls, the officiating was under great scrutiny on Sunday evening.
"Klay will warm up and we'll see", Kerr said. But when watching the game in those final seconds, he appears to mouth to James, "I thought we were ahead".
And now, it's the fourth straight NBA Finals for Carlos Santana. Smith may not have realized the game was still tied, and now says that he's not even quite sure anymore what transpired in those few, dramatic moments.