After a close first quarter, the Warriors ended up running away with Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals over the Cavaliers, 113-91. Why? Namely because of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, just two of the four All-Stars that Golden State sends out on the court.
Kevin Durant picks up where he left off in the first half.
— NBA (@NBA) June 2, 2017
Durant scored a team-high 38 points, while dishing out eight assists and grabbing eight rebounds, and totaling a +16 +/- in 38 minutes. He was completely dominant from start to finish. Curry made his mark in the third quarter, helping the Dubs pull away, going from an eight-point lead to a 21-point advantage.
And even though Lebron James was incredible as usual, going for 28 points (including the otherworldly dunk below), 15 rebounds, and eight assists, there isn’t a chance Cleveland wins the series if the Warriors post a 31-to-4 assist-to-turnover ratio with consistency.
— Sports POSTS (@sprtsPOSTS) June 2, 2017
Game 2 will be on Sunday, June 4, at 8:00 p.m. ET, at Golden State on ABC. Cleveland will be looking to tie the series 1-1, and attempt to avoid falling down 2-0 for the second straight season, while the Warriors will look to continue their perfect 13-0 playoffs record.
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