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Warriors win NBA Finals Game 1, 124-114

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-114 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. A charge called on the Warriors' Kevin Durant was changed to a foul on Cleveland's LeBron James with 36.4 seconds left in the 4th quarter.


The first half was entertaining and well played as both teams shot over 50 percent from the field. And in what was likely a surprise to most people, the game was tied at the break. And the Cavs actually would have led were it not for a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer by Steph Curry.

The second half was just as even. Although it started out with the Warriors looking like they would go on one of their typical third-quarter takeovers, the Cavaliers were able to withstand the pressure thanks to the efforts of LeBron James. Even though the Warriors entered the fourth quarter with a six-point lead, it certainly didn't feel like the game was over, as it often does following third quarters involving the Warriors. The fourth quarter was back and forth, as the two teams traded baskets right down to the wire.

In the end, we went to overtime after a bizarre final few seconds that saw Smith try to dribble out the clock despite the fact that the game was tied. The Warriors then pulled away in OT, winning 124-114. The final few seconds were marred by a Tristan Thompson ejection, which led to a minor scuffle.

LeBron James finished with 51 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Steph Curry led the Warrriors with 29 points, while Draymond Green added 13 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, five steals and three blocks.

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