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Warriors defeat Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

Warriors defeat Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

"We can't let Durant get easy baskets like that", Lue said as his team practiced at Warriors headquarters amid a media frenzy.

The Warriors scored 27 fast break points while the Cavaliers were only able to score nine.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) reaches for the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the first half of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. No. 1 we know we've got to defend to win.

"It's going to be a wrestling match down there, and you have to keep it going and make it tough for them and just try to wear them out", said Cavs center Tristan Thompson, held scoreless in the opener. He has helped the Warriors throughout the playoffs with game planning, messaging, scouting - basically, everything other than in-game coaching.

"We have to stop the ball first and foremost", said Cleveland's Kevin Love, whose 21 rebounds in Game 1 were a franchise postseason record.

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"I think Tristan will come out in Game 2 and be a lot more assertive and just use his will to get rebounds on both sides of the ball", Love said.

"We're playing a great team, we're playing the champs".

And then Golden State added Durant as a free agent July 4. Whether the Cavaliers playing better is enough remains to be seen.

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

With a dynamic starting lineup of players in their primes - along with the talent they have coming off the bench - the Warriors do have the making of a dynasty as Van Gundy alluded to. I don't know about that.

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Warriors Coach Steve Kerr watched the game from the locker room, unable to take the sideline due to complications from a back surgery that has sidelined him since the first round of the playoffs. "But we got to do a better job putting the ball in the basket".

Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, didn't commit a single turnover and spent much of the night guarding James on the defensive end in an impressive return to the Finals stage five years after his only previous trip with Oklahoma City. Overcommit to the lane, and their shooters will tee off from 3-point range. You are talking one of the best players in the game.

"We can control that", Irving said. "It's just a lot of things that we can correct and we will correct them going into game two". While the Cavs mostly left Harrison Barnes open last season and thrived when he made just 5 of 32 shots in the final three games as the Cavs overcame a 3-1 deficit to win the title, that wasn't an option with Durant.

Whether it's through physicality or individual improvement - Thompson's zero points hurt even more because JR Smith, Deron Williams and Kyle Korver combined for only three points on 1-for-11 shooting - the Cavs simply have to play better to have any hope of not falling behind 2-0 to start the series.

Durant, seeking his first National Basketball Association crown after leaving Oklahoma City for Golden State last July, hit 14-of-26 from the floor and added eight rebounds and eight assists, his early domination including six first-half dunks, more than in any prior full playoff game. "We had a ton of turnovers. So I'm interested to see how well Cleveland can score on them".

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