The Golden State Warriors won game one of the NBA Finals, 91-113, Thursday night in Oracle Arena.
Ultimately, the Cavs’ 20 turnovers helped the Warriors steal game one at home. From there Warriors star, Kevin Durant, took advantage of their careless play and rushed through the lane for consecutive dunks throughout the game.
The Warriors did the complete opposite of the Cavs, finishing with only four turnovers for the game. Golden State’s four turnovers tied an NBA Finals low.
Durant put on an impeccable performance with 38 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in his first NBA Finals with the Warriors.
Stephen Curry scored 28 points off six made three pointers and 10 assists. Thanks to Curry’s hot hand in the third and Durant’s overall dominance in the game, they both catapulted the Warriors to a convincing victory over LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
James carried the Cavs with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. Kyrie Irving was right behind him finishing with 24 points.
Despite James’s good play, he committed seven turnovers which led the whole team.
After last night’s game, we all know that the Warriors are an offensive juggernaut that is just waiting to explode. With the electrifying bay area fans cheering them on and the Cavs not taking care of the basketball, they prove to be James’s biggest challenge yet.
From the Cavs side of things, they have to regroup and simply just take care of the basketball. You can’t completely stop the Warriors from getting their shots on offense, but you can’t make it easier for an already offensively gifted team by turning the ball over consistently.
According to NBA.com, last night’s game marked the first time in NBA history that the same two teams played in three straight Finals and just the fourth time it has happened in the four major sports leagues.
Game two of the NBA Finals will be on Sun. at 8 p.m., in Oracle Arena in Oakland.