It is what it is.
"He can just go get a bucket", Green said of Durant. The Cavaliers committed 20 turnovers and allowed 27 fast-break points, many of which came via Durant's open-court highlights. Durant's going to get his, just like Curry.
Durant then laughed and said, "Yeah, I won't get into that".
"We can play better". That's huge for us. Obviously, he's got to play better for the Cavs to have any real shot. To have a game like that when he's playing that way, it's tough to beat.
Asked after the game if there was one thing that stood out for the Warriors - their speed or anything else - Cavs star Lebron James answered with two letters. "This is the third-highest NBA Finals Game 1 ever on ABC, only surpassed by their two previous meetings, according to Nielsen".
Later in the game, they abounded the pick-and-roll, opting to play isolation and moving the guy who usually rolls in the pick-and-role to the corner.
Littal: Kevin, towards the end of the game, you shot a three sort of putting the dagger into them.
Gundy couldn't contain his excitement as he proclaimed, "Rihanna just walked in front of me!"
Durant provided a conundrum for Cleveland's defense.
While the Warriors are making National Basketball Association history as they did previous year, they know the feeling will be bittersweet without a title. Many quantitative analyses give the Cavaliers less than a 10 percent chance of beating the Warriors in the best-of-seven series while Vegas' opening odds of Golden State winning, -320 versus the Cavaliers +260, were astronomical. In this example, LeBron received an initial screen but is denied an opportunity to attack because his right hand dribble is taken away. I heard it, reacted to it as almost like, I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone type of situation. As for the Warriors, they don't need to change a thing as they were able to blow out the Cavs by 22 points while Thompson and Green shooting a combined six of 28 from the field.
The Cavaliers, playing their first game in almost a week, denied rust was a factor in Thursday's 113-91 loss and simply tipped their cap to a talent-rich Warriors team that have won all 13 of their playoff games this year. "You're not going to see insane celebrations". "We're competing against everything else that happens in these buildings, so you can only imagine the number of permutations that go into the computer program. We're going to enjoy what we do on the floor and going to be passionate about it and have each other's backs when we're out there, but every 48 minutes is a separate event". Totals 30-86 20-25 91. With the 2015 champs matching a postseason record for consecutive victories, the 2016 champs had to watch as Durant in his Warriors NBA Finals debut led the night with 38 points and Curry scored 28 points. Totals 45-106 11-16 113. Kevin Love put up 15 points and 21 rebounds.