The Warriors at the right time ran into the right team, which just happened to employ the wrong man.
And the wrong man was on a mission.
With Stephen Curry and LeBron James taking the floor, the MVP debate heated up in the hours leading up to the Warriors-Cavaliers game Thursday night in Cleveland.
The Warriors are now 0-2 in epic road showdowns this month.
The Warriors-Cavaliers Thursday night game earns top billing as one of the NBA's marquee matchups.
Some are calling it a preview of the NBA Finals. Others paint it as a battle between MVP candidates.