Durant leads Warriors in dominant win over Cavaliers
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 0:31
After the game, Durant played it "cool" and denied any memory of the stare down.
The sleeve didn't feel right, but Curry joked of his arm wear, "As a little kid I always wanted to be like Allen Iverson and that was the only way I could really come close".
The NBA Finals Game 1 is scheduled today, June 1st 9 pm EST and is shown on ABC, it can also be streamed through Watch ESPN. Those four turnovers were the fewest the Warriors have committed all season. Their previous low was seven.
"You can not simulate what they bring to the table no matter how many days you have to prepare", LeBron said after the loss. "It's LeBron coming downhill, Kyrie coming downhill with a bunch of shooters around them". We know we're capable of playing a lot better. And when you give the Warriors' historically efficient offense, even when all parts are not operating optimally, that many more chances, the mountain is too steep to climb.
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"Steve (Kerr) suggested we get the ball in his hands early on so he could be aggressive..." They were 22nd in National Basketball Association defense during the regular season, and on Sunday seemed even worse. hey looked lost on several occasions - the Warriors had 8 dunks in the first quarter - despite Cleveland having 10 days to prepare.
"Our gameplan was backwards", Lue said.
Cleveland turned the ball over 20 times.
"At the end of the day", Brown said, "it's just going to come down to who is the better team and who wants it more and who limits mistakes".
Before looking to Game 2 coming up on Monday, here's a look at some of the best images from last night's encounter. As many have been anticipated, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are going to face off in the final series for the third straight years.
Curry's backcourt partner Klay Thompson was also wary of complacency. In Game 1, Cleveland scored 91 points, shot 35.5 percent and the Warriors took an astounding 106 shots.
After all, the last two years they didn't have to worry about Durant when they faced the Golden State Warriors in the Finals, with the eight-time All-Star nothing more than a spectator after his Oklahoma City teams were eliminated. Durant had six dunks in the first half, five in transition.
Draymond Green picked up two fouls in the first 4-1/2 minutes.
Stephen Curry started the game wearing a sleeve over his elbow, then got rid of it quickly - and made two 3-pointers late in the quarter, including one officially from 31 feet that looked much deeper.
"I mean, you take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled a year ago, that we saw in the regular season and in the post-season, and then in the off-season you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that's what stands out", James said.