Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors
- Author: Regina Holmes Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 5:30
Durant then laughed and said, "Yeah, I won't get into that".
Kevin Durant had an outstanding 38 points in his first Finals game since 2012 and first with the Golden State Warriors. Kerr may return for Game 2Warriors' Game 1 victory a one-sided affairCurry: Our defense picked up our offenseHow can the Cavs bounce back?sc Albeit with a degree of sarcasm. After the game, the Cavs' Lue was asked to weigh-in on how good the Warriors are right now.
"I mean, it's no ifs, ands, or buts". It took 74 total games to wrap the first three rounds this year, the fewest in the best-of-seven era.
"We're playing a great team, we're playing the champs".
The moment that fans will remember most came in the fourth quarter, when Durant hit a three-pointer with just over four minutes left to give the Warriors a 105-84 lead and appeared to stare down Grammy award-winning songstress Rihanna, who was sitting courtside.
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Durant and the Warriors won the first game of the Finals 133-91. "But the ball is the number one thing".
"They're the best I've ever seen", he said.
The Warriors beat Cleveland for the 2015 crown but squandered a 3-1 lead past year as the Cavs made the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history.
And after a team has been blown out in the playoffs, history shows that team typically tries to make a statement in Game 2 that things will be different.
The Warriors, who had not played in nine days, were rusty at the outset, missing shots close to the basket and looking anxious when they had possession.
He started the year in Dallas, got traded to and ultimately waived by Philadelphia, and signed with Cleveland because the Cavs knew they needed and wanted another tough guy who could clog the lane and had playoff experience.
The Warriors know better than to relax against James and their rivals, Durant said.
"A lot of us have been through both sides of a championship run and a Finals", Curry said. The power forward had 17 points and 21 rebounds, but eventually, this impressive double-double wasn't enough for his team to win.