Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors

This is simply isn't a rematch as Durant took advantage of every missed defensive assignment, lapses, and even moved the ball to find open teammates.

In order for the Cavaliers to be competitive against Golden State, their shooters will need to find their touch, starting in Game 2. His first shot went over the top of the hoop. Despite those lopsided numbers, the Cavs were down only eight, 60-52, in a building in which they know they can win.

In the third quarter, it was Curry's turn to do James dirty off the dribble.

However, Steph Curry was there to keep things moving. If he's willing to take less than max money, Golden State might decide to lock him up.

Of the six that picked the Warriors, three picked them in seven games, two picked them in six, and one picked them five. The spurt set the tone for the rest of the game.

With the sting of last year's NBA Finals collapse still fresh in his mind, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he and his team would not be celebrating until they delivered a championship back to Oakland.

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.

It was all too much for Cleveland to overcome, at least for one day.

Durant also did a good job defensively in his 1-on-1 matchups with James, who still managed 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists but also turned the ball over eight times. He was six of 11 from behind the arc. After he made both shots, Durant glanced toward the singer. The series will be a short one if that doesn't change.

During a press conference after the game, Durant was asked about the short-lived feud, but claimed amnesia. "We know this series is going to be a battle against the defending champs".

Lue cited the Warriors' field-goal percentage - 42.5 percent - as a positive.

The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 overall.

Here are 3 takeaways from Game 1. "So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". They were fortunate that Klay Thompson's shooting slump continues, but the Warriors had a ton of great looks.

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