Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91

The first game of the 2017 NBA Finals series kicks off on Thursday night, and The Cetureon will bring you everything you need to know about Warriors vs Cavaliers Game 1.

Everyone got a refresher slap in the face about how ridiculous it was for a 73-9 Golden State Warriors team to add one of the best players in the world during the Kevin Durant-driven 113-91 Game 1 rout Thursday. "So we tried to do that early on and K.D. didn't settle". Here's what KD had to say about the possibility of winning his first championship. Durant may have been the leader but he had plenty of help too.

After the Warriors had made only three 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 60-52 lead, Durant buried a 26-footer on Golden State's first possession of the third period.

Curry wound up with 28 points and 10 assists on the night. Durant hit both shots and glanced in Rihanna's direction.

"You're not going to see insane celebrations, you're not going to see us getting ahead of ourselves".

If you're a fan of the Cavaliers, seek comfort in knowing the Cavs lost Game 1 of the 2016 Finals, 104-89, and Game 2, 110-77, in Oakland and then won four of the next five to win the championship. "We get stops, we worry about defense first, and offensively we can move the ball around, drive and kick and try to find shots as well".

LeBron James had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for Cleveland.

"The best thing about tonight, obviously, was just our defensive presence and effort for 48 minutes", Curry said.

Midseason acquisitions Deron Williams and Kyle Korver missed all seven shots they took and failed to score. There's a reason it seemed the Warriors ran more basic pick-and-roll in Game 1 than they had throughout the first 12 games of the playoffs.

What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors. The Dubs took a 8 point lead into halftime despite having 18 more field goal attempts in the first half.

"They're the best I've ever seen", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

Warriors: Coach Steve Kerr had hoped to feel well enough to return to the bench but stayed behind the scenes in the locker room as he continues to deal with complications from back surgery almost two years ago. He was 3 for 6 on 3-pointers.

Of course, the defense has never been the Cavs' forte. The Cavaliers had 72 points after the third.

"There's no time to be disappointed", Irving said.

Once the Warriors determined the Cavs were going to protect the three-point line at all costs it just meant open looks inside for Durant.

While Kevin Durant and Steph Curry did play fantastic (scoring a combined 66 points), the Cavaliers buried themselves.

Rihanna bowed to King James. Remember past year? Cleveland lost Game 1 by double digits, but the Cavs picked themselves back up and ... hmm, shouldn't someone guard Kevin Durant here?

Rihanna is a well-known follower of James and the Cavaliers and because of that, some believed she and Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant were engaged in some tension during the game.

This is the kind of ball security that warms the heart of ailing head coach Steve Kerr.

Prior to wearing the Curry 4, Curry has been wearing the Under Armour Curry 3Zer0 style throughout the NBA Playoffs.

"He's guarded some tremendous, tremendous point guards", Brown continued.

One of the keys to beating the Cavaliers to keep hyper-aggressive rebounding center Tristan Thompson off the glass, particularly on the offensive end.


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