Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

So after starting the half on a 13-0 run, the Warriors then added a 10-0 run later in the third.

For a while, it felt like Golden State would even that in one night.

After the Warriors had made only three 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 60-52 lead, Durant buried a 26-footer on Golden State's first possession of the third period. In the first half alone they turned the ball over just once while their superior defence forced 12 first-half turnovers on the Cavaliers.

Durant's only other Finals ended at the hands of LeBron and Miami in 2012. "But the ball is the number one thing". Unfortunately, you will be needing an authentication with your cable provider should you want to watch Cavaliers/ Cavs vs. Warriors/ GSW Game 1 live stream on Watch ABC. Golden State had 27.

Welcome back to the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant.

The Cleveland Cavaliers methodically planned for the Golden State Warriors' high-octane attack but after suffering a crushing loss in Game One of the NBA Finals LeBron James said simulating their offence is impossible.

Kyrie Irving tried to live up to his offensive reputation and kept the game respectable for a while with 24 points. That's what the Cavs hinted at, and also believe Game 1 served as a meaningful get-to-know-you.

James has been his usual brilliant self for Cleveland, with 19 points and 11 rebounds already. So it is incumbent on Irving, guard J.R. Smith and forward Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson, to aid James in somehow offsetting the potent Warriors' offense.

Kevin Durant can dunk.

This is what fans wanted. Imagine, giving Durant and Steph Curry and crew 20 more chances to see the rim.

The Cleveland Cavaliers were completely outclassed in a 22-point rout that wouldn't have been that close if not for 15 missed layups from the Dubs in the first half.

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

Despite being outrebounded, 59-50, the Warriors put up 20 more shots than Cleveland.

"The shift came in the first about two minutes and 30 seconds after halftime".

Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 (live stream online and score here) in the 2017 NBA Finals series.

Still, the biggest problem for the Cavaliers in Game 1 was the Cavaliers. The Warriors are 0 for 4 from long range.

Curry wound up with 28 points and 10 assists on the night.

For his part, Durant refused to comment on the alleged exchange during a post-game press conference. "It doesn't hurt or anything like that. [When you] try to do too much or rush".

It's correct to say that no series is defined by the first game.

National Basketball Association fan Adam Silver wants to see more competition in the league. Warriors coach Steve Kerr attended the game, met with commissioner Adam Silver, and stayed behind the scenes while continuing to deal with spinal-fluid issues.

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. "We did a great job of covering the 3-point line but other than that they played a hell of a game,".

"Give Klay Thompson a ton of credit because he's out there fighting over screens, getting hit, trying to contest, trying to rebound, trying to do it all for us defensively", Warriors head coach Mike Brown told.

Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs.

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