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

LeBron James shoots against Warriors forward Draymond Green during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 1 in Oakland, Calif.

Warriors fans even got on her when she didn't sit down while paying tribute to the self-proclaimed king, taking a moment to dab and giving small waves.

But this was far from a one-man show.

"The best thing about tonight, obviously, was just our defensive presence and effort for 48 minutes", Curry said ignoring the big numbers both he and Durant put up. These are the first Finals featuring a threematch, with the Warriors and Cavaliers splitting their first two title matchups in 2015 and 2016.

Everything the singer did while she watched the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors courtside was given play-by-play coverage.

"I know we will play better".

Superstars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry have wasted no time in stamping their authority on the NBA Finals.

James was excellent, 28 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists, but he also had 8 turnovers.

With Curry and Durant combining for 18, the Warriors had 31 assists on their 45 hoops.

They believed that what they've got - superior talent, sharpened by the memories of how they blew the Finals against Cleveland last June - is good enough to beat the Cavaliers, and that they didn't need any extra strategic maneuvering to do it. Turnovers: 20 (James 8, Irving 4, Dero.Williams 2, Jefferson 2, Smith 2, Love, T.Thompson).

Still, the biggest problem for the Cavaliers in Game 1 was the Cavaliers.

The Warriors committed four turnovers, their lowest total through 13 games this postseason as well as the entirety of the 82-game regular season. And he took full advantage, scoring 38 points, dishing out eight assists and grabbing eight boards in the victory. "That's what you dream about as a kid, is to play at the highest level". "So I just tried to stay locked in on that, at the same time have some fun". "So I just tried to play as hard as I can and not make it about a matchup, it's about us, it's about the Golden State Warriors versus the Cleveland Cavaliers and we're only going to do it together".

Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday night on the Warriors' home floor.

Cheer up, Cleveland. It's just one game.

By the end of the half, the Warriors led by eight points. Curry made 14 of 24 shots with the sleeve and scored 36 points.

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant outscored the Cavs as a team 21-20.

He had won the first battle with King James. In fact the loss was number seven in eight Finals openers.

Game two is back at Oracle Arena on Sunday.

James continued: "You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled previous year, that we saw in the regular season and in the postseason, and then in the offseason you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out". Thompson had a miserable game.

"[Rihanna] was rooting for LeBron the whole game, and finally I got irritated and I said (whispering), 'I am the owner of the Warriors, '" Joe Lacob said.

"He's guarded some tremendous, tremendous point guards", Brown continued.

"You're not going to see insane celebrations", Curry said. Kyrie going to score, that is what he does and he's one of the best in the world at it.

Thompson played all 12 minutes of the opening quarter, grabbing one rebound.



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