ESPN's Sarah Spain Breaks Down Game 1 of the NBA Finals
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 13:30
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James at a press conference after game one the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Three plays I'm thinking of from Game 1 of the NBA Finals perfectly illustrate why the Golden State Warriors are the most unstoppable force in sports right now. Lue thinks the majority are unforced, which is why he says they will not change their lineups for Game 2. But the same was said past year when the team won the first two games of the Finals against Cleveland by a combined 48 points. And Thompson and Green, while remaining excellent defensively for Golden State, combined to go 6-for-28, a number that should likely improve substantially in Game 2.
"I don't even remember that", Durant said. They'll get two days off to decipher what happened and do what no team has done yet this postseason: fix it. They were going on a run and he picks up a foul and gets to the line. "We just need to execute them", Love said.
If the recent report we heard about Durant's offseason plans is true, the Warriors may be in position to keep their entire core together - including Thompson. Kevin Durant is adding more than 26 points per game, and was the leading scorer in the Game 1 blowout win on Thursday night.
That makes it the third-highest rated Game 1 ever on ABC - behind the Game 1 the past two years.
"I'm just trying to play possession by possession", Thompson said.
"There's no time to be disappointed", Irving said.
"To be the first to wear the latest Hyperdunk means the world to me; we're talking about Nike Basketball here, the biggest athletes in the world, and being the first one to actually try this new technology is unbelievable".
Sure, the Dubs ended up winning the game with Durant playing a major part to the tune of 38 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Not that they're discussing it.
The last time LeBron James went through an entire National Basketball Association playoff series without winning a road game, he was playing for the Cleveland.
Despite a shaky start last season, J.R. Smith famously wound up celebrating shirtless at the victory parade in Cleveland, so he said the Cavs were not shaken by their Game 1 loss.
The Warriors had 12 steals to none by Cleveland. "But the team that's going to win that battle is who can sustain it for the longest". In the second half, Durant drove to the basket again.
"We just got to be ourselves", he said. And if that's a lane to the rim, then you've got to take that lane and try to finish.