Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

Late in the first half, the Warriors built a 10-point lead despite missing 15 (!) shots within a couple of feet of the basket.

Durant having a good game wasn't too surprising, but what was surprising was how easily he got some of his buckets.

Durant led the way with a game-high 38 points, making the most of Cleveland's sloppy defence with a flurry of ferocious first-half dunks.

The final outcome was all but a formality by the start of the fourth quarter as the Warriors forged 21 points ahead.

Game 2 of the Finals will be Sunday at Golden State. They'd be treated to Warriors-Cavaliers, this generation's Lakers-Celtics, and all the wreckage would be worthwhile.

"They're the best I've ever seen", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "I mean, no other team has done this, right?" "I don't want to feel what I felt previous year and (am) going to do everything in my power to attack every game with that kind of perspective".

The Warriors were dominant inside with rebounding and scoring during the first half. The Cavs only lost once in the playoffs and LeBron's performance stirred up plenty of comparisons with Michael Jordan. Kyrie Irving added 24 points for the Cavs.

The Cavs love running that strong-side pick-and-roll because it usually frees up shooters on the weak side.

Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91
Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

The Warriors and Cavaliers are meeting in their third consecutive Finals, a matchup many predicted when the season began after Golden State signed Durant in a blockbuster move.

The final quarter saw the Warriors maintain a 20 point or more lead throughout. It's a recipe for defeat. "We want our guys to push on every possession, make or miss, because we feel like we play a lot of guys, we feel like our guys are well-rested, and we feel like we should be able to attack on every single play".

Go back and look at any Finals preview, and you'll hear the Cavs talk about the need to limit Golden State's ability to run with the basketball. They leave their opponents with little time to make crucial decisions, leading to comically bad decisions like J.R. Smith running away from Durant on transition to cover Curry at the arc - leading to a wide open, thunderous Durant dunk.

Here are three quick hits from Game 1, which saw Golden State improve to a ideal 13-0 in the playoffs and score its 11th double-digit victory of the postseason.

Mike Brown has acted as the head coach in Kerr's absence during this postseason, and he is a flawless 11-0. "Draymond was the first one to the floor, came up with it and we were off to the races, knocking down a 3, and from there, with the fans in this building, it's tough for anyone to recover from that". But still, the 3-1 comeback is the Cavs' ultimate comfort card. Meanwhile, the Warriors really, really, REALLY took care of the ball5.

Especially with Stephen Curry looking every bit like Stephen Curry. "You know they're not going to give up at all", he said on court. Frankly, I don't know why we didn't see Williams in Game 1. "But we can play better".

The Cavaliers react after their 22-point loss in Game 1. At the conclusion of last year's NBA Finals, the business Curry generated for Under Armour over the preceding 12 months approached the $200 million range.

But Bogut checked into a game against Miami for his Cavs debut, collided with Heat rookie Okaro White, and broke his left leg. Season over.

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