But in the midst of his seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals, James has tied Johnson and will have at least the next two games this year in order to break that record.
Steph Curry has 27 points, including a 14-for-14 effort at the foul line, and Kevin Durant has 24 points for Golden State.
With the series heading to Cleveland for two games, the Cavs must hope they can improve again and level the series on home turf.But based on the evidence so far, the Warriors may be simply too good to beat.
Another standing ovation for Steve Kerr.
A 2-0 series lead guarantees nothing, but would obviously put the Warriors in a good spot.
The big nights from the former MVPs made coach Steve Kerr a victor in his return to the bench after a more than six-week absence following complications from back surgery.
For Cleveland, it's LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith.
Golden State, which committed just four turnovers in Game 1, had eight in the first quarter alone but nonetheless managed to build as much as a 10-point advantage in the period. "It was 2-0 a year ago, we lost". "I wouldn't be in this if I was thinking just one game". Golden State equaled its four turnovers from Game 1 in the initial 5:12.
James enters Game 2 against Golden State having been part of 58 road playoff wins.
Former Warriors coach Al Attles was honored for his longevity and influence before Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Warriors: The Warriors had their first 40-point quarter in the Finals since scoring 41 in the first quarter of Game 6 in 1967 against the 76ers. He said he meant to coach the team for the remainder of the best-of-seven series.
"We turned the ball over too much in the first half. It doesn't make a difference what jersey you wear".
The Warriors, with their 132-113 win in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Sunday night, have reeled off 14 straight postseason wins.
Kerr announced before Game 2 on Sunday that he is returning to the sideline the first time since the first round of the playoffs against Portland.
The unbeaten Warriors had been 11-0 under acting coach Mike Brown - "My guy did OK while I was gone", Kerr said with a grin.
Lue says he had texted with Kerr during the playoffs to send his best wishes while Kerr missed the previous 11 games following complications from back surgeries.
Their leader and reigning NBA Coach of the Year assuming his usual courtside seat, Curry received a special request from Kerr: "to play with passion and play with joy", Curry shared.