Warriors top Cavs in OT in Game 1 of NBA Finals

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert during the second quarter in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. There was little edge in shooting (Warriors 44.3 percent, Cavaliers 41.5 percent), rebounding (Warriors 48, Cavaliers 45) or assists (Warriors 24, Cavaliers 19). Warriors forward Harrison Barnes hit a corner three-pointer on the next possession at the 2:02 mark, and the Warriors were on their way.

 

 

  • Curry drew two deep shooting fouls at the start of overtime and made all four free throws, and Harrison Barnes hit a corner 3 just in front of the Cavs bench to give Golden State a 105-98 lead with 2:02 to play and sent the crowd screaming at full throat.
  • Play of the game: When Curry buried a three-pointer from the left corner that tied the game at 36-36 midway through the second quarter, it was as if someone opened a side door to Oracle Arena and let all the Warriors’ tension out.
  • In the finals for the first time in 40 years, the Warriors gave their long-suffering fans quite a treat.

 

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