Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

Though Durant found blaring music at practice unusual on Day 1, he also said he found a culture in which his work ethic fit seamlessly.

For his part, Durant said; "I'm cool, have fun with that". The only thing that kept Cleveland in the game in the first half was the usually brilliant play from James and Irving and several missed layups by Golden State.

As the Warriors pulled away, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue benched Thompson in favor of more offensive players to try close the gap. "We really did a poor job of limiting their easy baskets". We've got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us.

"As far as what I think happens, I see the Warriors winning in five, maybe six games", Hayward opined in the blog post.

Warriors fans in the area weren't pleased about the move, as they quickly stepped in front of the fan with their Golden State garb to make up for the LeBron air time.

And despite the gruesome optics from last night, as sublime as the Warriors looked last night, all they did was hold serve. During last year's Finals, the Warriors dominated the Cavs in the first two games in Oakland, but suffered back-to-back double-digit losses when they traveled to Quicken Loans Arena for Game 3 and Game 4. They got one guy who keeps kicking people in the nuts. "But we have to stop the basketball first".

"That's the formula for us", Curry said. "So that's definitely something that has to be on all our minds".

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The first quarter seemed worthy of the lofty status both teams had earned. We get so much to hear but so little actual action to know much of anything.

Durant, playing in his first Finals since 2012 when his former Oklahoma City team lost to Miami, scored 38 points in his return to the NBA's championship series and also stood his ground admirably while defending James.

"That's when they become very unsafe because those guys, they sprint down the lane, they sprint to the 3-point line, they put a lot of pressure on your defense", LeBron James said. The only make came when Kyrie Irving hit an off-balance 3-pointer while getting fouled as Thompson contested 10 of those 12 shots. It's an National Basketball Association record.

The Warriors matched an NBA Finals record low with only four turnovers and struck for 56 points in the paint.

"When it's least expected, he's going to knock down some shots", James said. "It's just a lot of things that we can correct and we will correct them going into game two".

"We have playmakers all over the floor. And when he's going, the rest of our team does as well".

Love had a game-high 21 rebounds and James had 15, helping Cleveland to a 59-50 advantage on the boards (15-14 offensive).