MANILA, Philippines－The NBA Finals Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers could be mistaken for a dunk contest.
The Warriors are best known for dominating opponents through their outside shooting behind their sharp-shooting Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Though Curry made his presence felt in the second half, surprisingly, Golden State's big men played an important role in bagging Game 1, 113-91.
Golden State outscored Cleveland, 56-30 points in paint, while easily penetrating Cleveland's defense as they placed a 27-9 fast break points comparison.
Kevin Durant didn't just display an impressive first half statline but also put on a dunk fest, including a coast-to-coast slam, as the former Oklahoma City Thunder player set a career-high 6 dunks before halftime.
Durant finished with 38 points and 8 rebounds.
Meanwhile, LeBron James displayed power over JaVale McGee and the rest of the Warriors through one of his dunks in the first quarter.－Rappler.com