Golden State Warriors rout Cleveland in game one of National Basketball Association finals

Paola Ditto
Giugno 2, 2017

The Cavs let the Warriors take 20 more shots than them.

The Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at Oracle arena in Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals on ABC.

Golden State, trying to become the first unbeaten playoff champion, matched the record 13-game post-season win streak set by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1988 and 1989 and matched by the Cavaliers this year.

The Warriors looked to have their second straight National Basketball Association championship a year ago with a 3-1 lead heading into game five.

Hopefully we can get six more games of these two players (and teams) exchanging blows and moments.

James neared a triple-double with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists points in a night of pure frustration.

Kyrie Irving added 24 points for Cleveland while Levin Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds for the Cavs, who outrebounded the Warriors 59-50. If the Cavs are looking for a reason why they lost, they can look at the turnovers and attribute nearly everything that went wrong to that.

Sunday, June 4: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m.

Warriors starting center Zaza Pachulia returned after missing the final two games at San Antonio with a bruised right heel and contributed eight points and six rebounds while plugging the paint. Durant had 38 points, and a lot of them were easy dunks.

The Warriors have a powerful squad led by Stephen Curry. It was a near miracle the score was that close.

Golden State repeatedly got whatever it wanted in transition, with Durant twice simply dribbling down the middle of the court and throwing down an uncontested dunk without any of the five Cavaliers on the court attempting to slow him down. The Warriors dunked 11 times overall in the first two quarters. The Cavs caught a glimpse of how they've done it. He also accumulated 19 points and 11 rebounds by the break. The Warriors are already 17 for 30 in shots at the rim - meaning Golden State has left plenty of points on the board.

Thursday, June 1: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m.

In addition to the defensive miscues and turnovers, Cleveland received virtually nothing from Tristan Thompson (0 points, four rebounds in 22 minutes), J.R. Smith (three points), Deron Williams (zero points) and Kyle Korver (zero points, 0-of-3 shooting).

At his annual state-of-the-league address at the Finals, Silver spoke on a number of topics before Game 1 - including what's perceived as a lack of parity.

The Cavaliers saw their nine-game playoff road win streak snapped. The Cavs have dropped the first game in all three Finals against the Warriors.

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