Friday, June 03, 2016

Game 1 - Balanced Warriors

Seven Warriors scored in double figures. Two-time NBA MVP Stephan Curry was the seventh Warrior to achieve the feat and his fellow Splash Brother and one of the best shooters in the game, Klay Thompson, finished with nine points. Sure, the Warriors have three All Stars, but their strength is in their numbers.

Cleveland kept the game close until the fourth quarter. LeBron James was his usual incredible self. One assist away from a triple double, he scored 23 and grabbed 12 boards. He was the focus of the Warriors defense and still made some amazing plays, including a one handed catch and pass over the defender's hands and into Kyrie Irving's. Irving scored 26 himself, a game high. Kevin Love scored 17, took in 13 rebounds. Tristan Thompson had half of his 12 rebounds on the offensive glass. He had a double double.

But Cleveland's other players struggled. Golden State's bench outscored the Cavs' 45 to 10. At one point int he middle of the fourth, the Warriors took a twenty point lead. The Cavs didn't give in and scored the next nine. But the hill was too steep to climb. Golden State, led by their chalkboard crushing head coach Steve Kerr, won with a 104-89 score.

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