The Golden State Warriors overcame a 51-point performance from LeBron James to win Game 1 of the NBA Finals in overtime, 124-114 Thursday night.
Stephen Curry found his stroke early in the first quarter, but finished with a relatively modest 29 points to go along with nine assists, six rebound, and five three-pointers.
Kevin Durant struggled to consistently knock down shots going 8-for-22 from the floor, but salvaged the performance with 26 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and three blocks.
Draymond Green showed-out in Game 1 with a near triple-double. Green Scored 13 points, pulled down 11 boards, while handing out 9 assists, to go with five steals and two blocks.
LeBron James showed once again why he is called ‘The King’ with a monster performance in Game 1. James scored 51 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists while doing everything in his power to put the Cavaliers in a position to take Game 1 from the Warriors.
Kevin Love, who has sidelined with head injury he sustained in Game 7 against the Houston Rockets, returned to the court after clearing the NBA’s concussion protocol and had a big for Cleveland with 21 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
Game 2 will be played Sunday at the Oracle Arena.