3. Kevin Durant Helps The Warriors Take Down The Cavaliers In Game 1
After a week-long layoff, the NBA playoffs resumed Thursday at Oracle Arena. The Warriors routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals behind 38 points from Durant. It is the third straight championship matchup between these two teams. Kevin Duran reminded everyone why the Golden State Warriors made him such a priority in free agency last offseason.
Durant, finished with 38 points, eight rebounds, eight assists. He also had six dunks in the first half, driving and getting out in transition to take advantage of Cleveland’s mission to run the Warriors’ shooters off the 3-point line.
“We could be a lot better than we were tonight,” Durant said. “I’m only as good as my teammates. And Steph [Curry] and Klay [Thompson] and Draymond [Green] and Zaza [Pachulia] and the rest of the guys, we just complement each other, try to complement each other and try to make the game easier for each other. […] That was just – that was organic,” Durant continued. “I was just – I don’t know. I don’t know when I’m going to dunk or when I’m going to get the wide-open three. I just go out there and play.”