Warriors Roll Past Cavs 113-91 For Game 1 Finals Victory

"Golden State wants a finesse game".

Today's National Basketball Association isn't the sort of league where someone is going to clothesline Durant or any other Warrior to send some sort of foolish overly physical message, nor should it be.

Durant had six dunks, all in the first half.

The Warriors aren't ignoring his shooting slump.

They combined for 66 points and 18 assists in a 113-91 Game 1 thumping Thursday night against LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers, who must find a way to defend the high-flying Durant when the best-of-seven series resumes Sunday at Oracle Arena. "So definitely a lot of things we can correct and get better at". "And that's our best effort to win this championship, is just be ourselves".

But the wheels came off quickly for the visiting Cavaliers in the second half, with Durant sinking a three-pointer and Warriors center Zaza Pachulia hitting a lay-up on their way to a 10-0 run.

The Cavs watched film and vowed to get back to basics and the solid fundamentals that carried them this far, especially on the defensive end. "That's it, really. The moment is bright right now and you've kind of got to live up to it". You looked toward the crowd, toward Rihanna, was that on goal? Problem is, they only had him for 58 seconds. That will make it hard for the Cavaliers to try to turn these games into the kind of physical battles they likely need them to be to make this series competitive - or, even more simply, to even find a way to routinely guard the Warriors, who seemed to be able to overwhelm the Cavaliers' porous defense nearly no matter what combination of players was on the court in Game 1.

Mauricio Pochettino challenges Spurs striker Harry Kane to break 30-goal barrier
Prior to losing to Sunderland, the Tigers had won seven of eight unbeaten matches at the KCOM Stadium. Kane said: "I am sure he is not too happy". "It's fantastic for him", Pochettino said.

As the Cleveland Cavaliers engineered their remarkable comeback from trailing 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals a year ago, they created a clear blueprint for their success.

Coming into this series, the Cavaliers thought they had better personnel than previous year too.

He took two fewer shots per game, his scoring average dropped from a league-leading 30.1 to 25.3 and his 46.8 percent shooting was his worst since 2012-13. After the game, she was heckled by some Warriors fans about her team's loss.

You could even hear it insinuated in Kyle Korver's voice as he quietly mentioned in the postgame locker room how the weak-side players could be put in "better position" via "more movement or actions".

Mike Brown added on a conference call with media that, "I'm gonna coach until they tell me it's different". The NBA Finals continue to beat the competition in primetime and it marks the 56th consecutive time that a Finals game won the broadcast primetime ratings. We made a lot of mistakes. They know it's a part of the game and it's not having the best impact on the offense as a whole.

Game 1 of the 2016 finals was a little more competitive than Thursday's contest, but the end result was the almost the same as the Cavs lost by 15 points.

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