Durant and Curry Set the Tone in the Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after dunking against the Cleveland Cavaliers next to forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State takes Game 1 behind unstoppable play from KD and Curry

By Cole Reece| June 2nd

Golden State got off to a terrific start in the Finals with an 113-91 victory over Cleveland. The Dubs played a near perfect game highlighted by stellar efforts from KD and Curry. Durant welcomed the spotlight with 38 points in Game 1. Kevin finished the night with 8 rebounds and 8 assists as well. The Cavs had no defensive answer for number 35. Right behind him was Stephen Curry who punished Cleveland with 28 points. Curry was up to his usual tricks from beyond the arc with 6 three’s. Golden State slowly built their lead as they overcame some early miscues. At the end of the 1st quarter, the Warriors led (35-30). Turnovers began to mount for Lebron James and company as the Cavs committed 20 on the night. The Dubs defense harassed Cleveland all night long. Lebron James and Kyrie Irving had 28 and 24 points respectively. They had no help behind them, and the Cavs only managed 91 points against the vaunted Golden State defense. The Warriors checked out following halftime and took a 21 point lead and coasted to victory. It was effortless for KD and Steph who seemingly scored at will all night long. Perhaps the most impressive stat was the 31-4 assist to turnover ratio. The 4 turnovers ties the NBA record for fewest turnovers in a Finals Game. It was one of the most impressive performances the Dubs have posted all postseason. Up next the series resumes at Oracle Sunday at 5:00 PM.