Curry and Durant run hot in game one of NBA Finals

Ruben Hill
June 2, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James readies to shoot during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to lead Golden State past LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-91 on Thursday night in Game 1.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green likes to make his opponents uncomfortable, and that certainly includes employing well-timed trash talk. The Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in.

The Cleveland Cavaliers would love to steal home court and tie up this series at 1-1 with a victory.

In order for Golden State to sign Durant to a maximum possible extension, the team would have to renounce its rights to 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and fellow free agent Shaun Livingston to create room under the salary cap. For instance, every National Basketball Association fan should have watched the Spurs eliminate the Heat in the Beautiful Game finals in 2014. If this Game 1 is the first round of a seven-round boxing match, Golden State didn't just win on points.

The teams are back at the Oracle Arena again on Sunday for the second match in the series, before the action heads to OH for two games. Last year, the Cavaliers battled back from a 3 - 1 series deficit to d. The Warriors are back with a more formidable team after adding Kevin Durant, a healthier one after Stephen Curry was banged up last postseason, and not even LeBron James and the Cavs are given much chance of stopping them.

"They're the best I've ever seen", Lue said. "That's what you dream about as a kid, is to play at the highest level".

A lackluster postseason could be salvaged by a close, compelling series, which was the result of an National Basketball Association 2K17 simulation that ended with Durant leading the Warriors to a Game 7 rout.

McGee has emerged as a significant contributor off the bench during the playoffs for the Warriors. "We got to stop the ball first and then fan out to the 3-point line if those guys go there". "Going into Game 2 we'll be a lot more settled in, a lot better on the defensive end". Cleveland nearly certainly needs the Kevin Love of the last round to have a chance at the upset. LeBron James is averaging 32.2 points and 8.5 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.5 points and 5.4 assists. Don't be surprised if Cleveland takes this the distance again, but Golden State just has too much incredible talent on its roster. The last time it happened in any major North American team sport came in 1954-56 when Detroit and Montreal squared off in three straight Stanley Cup Finals. What can anyone do against a team that only had two players score in double digits and still won by 22 points? The devil's bargain of either surrendering the three or giving Durant space to work led to the Warriors demolishing the Cavs 27 to nine in fast-break points.

NO WORRY FROM CURRY: After a knee injury in the playoffs and a quick turnaround following the conference finals, Curry wasn't in top shape last June. "So other than that, feeling fresh".

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