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05 June 2017, 07:49 | Jackie Morgan

The Golden State Warriors opened their third straight NBA Finals with a 113-91 drubbing of Cleveland Cavaliers, matching the record for most consecutive post-season wins (13).

The Golden State Warriors were impressive in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, against Cleveland Cavaliers, and they will once again look to dominate proceeding in Game 2 on Sunday. Finishing with a game-high 38 points, not to mention nine rebounds and eight assists, KD hit 14 of his 26 shots from the floor, including six highlight-reel dunks in the first half alone, and went 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. "But we just got to play our game and the way we know how to play, and that's what's been successful for us". The wear and tear - exacerbated by a seven-game series against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the conference finals - forced Curry to confront an uneasy narrative. "They did a good job of helping and then getting back out to shooters or stabbing at the ball and getting back out, playing cat and mouse".

The game marked the return of Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was sidelined earlier in the playoffs by persistent back pain following several surgeries. "And I had a natural reaction", Green said. In their 106-102 win in Game 4 against in, the Cavaliers notched just 11 assists, but LeBron and Kyrie combined for 61 points. The Cavaliers will have plans to tackle Warriors' duo. With Golden State having home court the last three years, we know it's going to be tough.

“Weve always known hes been really good on the ball, ” teammate Andre Iguodala said. "But they like those jerseys, but we got to be ready to play tonight and we will be". His message as the NBA Finals began: be yourselves.

Cavs figure things out throughout the game, but lose a close one 108-104.

By comparison, the Cavs have had three No. 1 overall picks in the past six drafts - and had a fourth No. 1 back in 2003 with LeBron James.

The Cavaliers can level the series by winning game two Sunday before the series shifts to Cleveland for two games next week.

The Warriors, meanwhile tied the record for least turnovers in an NBA Finals game with four and made Cleveland pay for it, as Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry went to work against an nearly non-existent defensive effort.

In Thursday's opener, Thompson finished well below his playoff average of 8.9 boards per game.

"We had a lot of unforced turnovers". The only teams to rally from 2-0 down in The Finals are Boston (over the L.A. Lakers) in 1969, Portland (over Philadelphia) in 1977, Miami (over Dallas) in 2006. and of course, Cleveland over the Warriors last season.

LeBron committed six of his eight miscues, and Kyrie three of four, in the first stanza as the Warriors outscored Cleveland, 11-4, on the break before halftime. "If I was to bet the game, I would take the points".

The 80-year-old Attles, who is wrapping up his 57th season with the Warriors, owns the longest active streak with one team in the National Basketball Association.

Not only did the Warriors match a Finals low with just four turnovers, they took Tristan Thompson out of the equation by holding him scoreless.



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