Kevin Durant denies staring down Rihanna in Warriors' Game 1 win

Kevin Durant denies staring down Rihanna in Warriors' Game 1 win”

The squad took a solid first step toward doing so on Thursday, beating the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in Game One of the Finals. It meant he didn't get to pad his already illustrious playoff record of 22-3 when he scores 30 points or more, something I brought up as he walked through the Oracle Arena hallways long after the game. It is what it is.

"But that's what stands out". He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense.What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors.Curry finished with 28 points, 10 assists and six 3-pointers but did account for half of his teams turnovers. That's huge for us.

Durant had six dunks in the first half alone to match his most ever in a game, Curry hit six 3-pointers and the Cavaliers looked like the team that stumbled down the stretch in the second half of the season. Thirty-eight, 8, 8, zero turnovers?

Just go play. And it worked splendidly for the two-time reigning MVP and Kevin Durant in their first Finals together.

"Yeah, I won't get into that", Durant said, laughing.

OK, Warriors fans: in this instance, you are allowed to complain about the ref (in this case, Derrick Stafford) having it out for your star player.

Durant provided a conundrum for Cleveland's defense.

"The best thing about tonight, obviously, was just our defensive presence and effort for 48 minutes", Curry said ignoring the big numbers both he and Durant put up.

LA police were investigating Wednesday as James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers prepared for Thursday night's Game 1 at Golden State.

When a team posts 31 assists with just four turnovers, it's impressive.

A little more concealed than last season, Green's fiery style of play is what elevates him above his competition - but being wise about when and when not to use said emotion could prove key on his team's success or demise in the remainder of these NBA Finals. "Obviously being that he's guarding LeBron, he's taking that challenge on". Outside of that duo, the remainder of the team shot a miserable 25 percent on 11-of-44 from the field, with Kevin Love the only other Cleveland player to reach double figures in scoring. And it didn't even feel that close. "We gotta make things much tougher on him". "And he's chasing Kyrie (Irving) around pick and roll action, pin-down action, iso action and transition and you're not going to stop Kyrie".

"Those are two big household names, so we know you guys and the fans are going to want to see that and pick up on it", said acting Warriors coach Mike Brown, facing a Cleveland franchise that fired him not once but twice.

There were so many moments the Cavs will not enjoy replaying over the next two days: a springy Andre Iguodala throwing down an open-floor dunk.

Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. "We will be ready to go on Sunday".

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk.

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