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Golden State also won Game 1 in the previous two meetings.
The Warriors padded their lead with a pair of two-point hoops, and Curry then buried his consecutive 3-pointers to complete the 13-point run and open a 73-52 advantage.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Klay Thompson did not look like a guy who enjoyed his teams' win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. At his State of the National Basketball Association press conference before the game, Silver noted he is in favor of changes in the draft lottery and minimum playing age, but said he is conflicted on the paucity of competitive games this postseason leading into the Finals.
"It wasn't just the third quarter, it was the whole game".
Image: Kevin Durant turns in celebration after dunking in the first half. The Warriors led 35-30 after one.
Green and Thompson are a combined 5 for 21.
Durrant led the way on the scoring front, notching up 38 points.
Durant would never claim the series is about him, which is what created such a strong mutual attraction between him and the Warriors. I just go out there and play.
This campaign, the reigning champions were the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs as a late-season swoon allowed the Boston Celtics to grab the top standing.
Kevin Durant played like a man possessed in Game 1 of the Finals with 38 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and zero turnovers. "But the ball is the number one thing".
Cleveland has 12 turnovers, Golden State only one.
LeBron James was asked what stood out to him most about the Warriors after the Cavs' lopsided loss in Game 1 of the Finals.
Golden State has 61 shots to Cleveland's 43. "He came out ready to go and it was huge for us".
Yes, the Warriors have the better team on paper.
Cleveland turned the ball over 20 times.
Superstars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry have wasted no time in stamping their authority on the NBA Finals.
James led the Cavs with 28 points. "K.D. had eight assists and then eight rebounds". He also had six rebounds as your point guard. While Cleveland's second unit has distinguished itself in the postseason thanks to its collective shooting and floor-spacing, there isn't a designated Durant-stopper in the bunch. And he is doing it often. It started with myself having some turnovers, especially in the first half.
This is what fans wanted. To have a game like that when he's playing that way, it's tough to beat. There were 56 Warriors points in the paint.
The Cavs have been here before, facing an uphill climb against the Warriors in the Finals. Cleveland committed 12 of its 20 turnovers in the first half - "20 in the Finals is not going to get it done", Irving said. Kyrie Irving had 24 points. "It doesn't hurt or anything like that. [When you] try to do too much or rush". James was already trying to divine ways to combat them in Game 2.
Instead, Kerr spent some time before the game with commissioner Adam Silver and let Brown run the show on the court while he stayed back.
LeBron has now played in seven straight NBA Finals series.
At his annual state-of-the-league address at the Finals, Silver spoke on a number of topics before Game 1 - including what's perceived as a lack of parity. Looking forward, the Cavaliers will now have two days to look over the tape and figure this out. Let's all hope the series gets a little better from here, because if this is what we've been reduced to in the league's championship-particularly after a fairly boring run in the conference playoffs-it's not going to be much fun to talk about the league.
Image: Celebrity Spot! Rihanna looks on as the action unfolds in Game 1.
McGee has emerged as a significant contributor off the bench during the playoffs for the Warriors. Steve Kerr will likely watch again from behind the scenes as he deals with continued complications following back surgery almost two years ago. Last yearGolden State didn't have Kevin Durant.
Going back and forth and trading big dunks, Cleveland and Golden State were living up to the lofty expectations set by the National Basketball Association and the fans following a lackluster playoffs.
Whether Lewandowski ends up involved in the White House communications team or not, this administration has a big task ahead. Lewandowski tells "Fox & Friends" that he wants to help promote Trump's agenda whether he's inside the White House or not.
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The 24-year-old had a productive season as the Lakers' backup, averaging 14.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. On top if his many other outlandish pronouncements, LaVar said that Lonzo can help the Lakers immediately.
Meanwhile, the Celtics' leading scorer after Thomas, Avery Bradley , is averaging just 16.4 points per game this postseason. Irving made 10 of 12 shots in the second half and finished with a career playoff high 42 points.
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