Rihanna stole the show during Game 1

Last year, they became the first team ever to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals. "There's no way you're going to win a game with 20 turnovers against this team and on the road".

Game 2 of the Finals will be Sunday at Golden State.

In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Warriors threw everyone they could to stop it.

It's been 16 years since Hampton, VA native Allen Iverson played in the 2001 NBA Finals. There's no way around it.

"We were talking about it before the game, and Steve suggested we try to get the ball in his hands right away and put him in position where he can attack downhill", Brown said.

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

Image: Kevin Durant turns in celebration after dunking in the first half.

The Warriors' 113-91 dismantling of the Cavaliers showed exactly how risky they have become with Durant.

The Warriors won Game 1 by 22 points, despite getting just 15 total points from Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. After the game, Curry credited a defensive effort that limited the Cavs to 34.9 percent shooting on only 86 field-goal attempts - 20 fewer than the Warriors managed - while also forcing LeBron James' Cleveland side into 20 turnovers. Thursday's contest was over before the start of the fourth quarter, and the Cavs have no chance against the Warriors if James isn't clearly the game's best player. The pop star provided ample entertainment during the blowout by beefing with the fans, distracting broadcasters and talking trash with Warriors superstar Kevin Durant.

"Don't get in that trap bro", Curry said. "They capitalized on our mistakes, a lot of easy baskets we can't allow going into game two". Brown urged Kerr to wait until game-time to decide if he wanted to coach the game or not and Kerr chose to sit it out.

The bad gal held court on the sidelines, where she effectively upstaged one of the biggest rivalries in the league, wrecked havoc on the hearts of sports commentators and heckled fans and players alike as only she could.

The Warriors know better than to relax against James and their rivals, Durant said. "But in The Finals, you get the W, we'll take it". The reporter then said everyone was buzzing about the entire thing, which Durant seemed surprised about, asking "Really?"

  • Julie Sanders