Warriors' Curry taking it game by game after last year's collapse

Warriors' Curry taking it game by game after last year's collapse

He scored 38 points, 23 in the first half, and a number of those points came on wide-open, unguarded slam dunks. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense.

Most notoriously, the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter drained a pull-up 30-footer, as J.R. Smith was late to close out on him on the perimeter, resulting on an entertaining high-kick celebration.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after dunking against the Cleveland Cavaliers next to forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. Last year Golden State didn't have Kevin Durant.

"A lot of our actions on the defensive end, a lot of our communication, we're just going to have to dig our feet in and be able to guard the basketball", Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving said. "They capitalized", James said. And maybe most frightening, Kevin Durant said, "We could be a lot better than we were tonight".

"They're the best I've ever seen", he said. So, 13-0, and they constantly break records every year, last year being 73-9, this year starting the playoffs 13-0. Rihanna was the star of the night, and she brought her A-game.

And that's the reality for this Warrior unit: the only group that can stop the Warriors from avenging their 2016 Finals failure is themselves. "Like I said, we had 20 turnovers, and there's no way you're going to win a ball game having 20 turnovers against this team and on the road".

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If that was not enough, Katrina continued with some praising words for Salman when asked if it is hard to work with the actor. Much to everyone's surprise, Katrina interrupted and said, "Please leave Alia Bhatt for Varun Dhawan and Salman Khan for me".

The Warriors' comprehensive Game One victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers was notable for two things; Durant's show-stopping performance, and what seemed to be a running battle with LeBron James-fan Rihanna, sat courtside.

Durant's only other Finals ended at the hands of LeBron and Miami in 2012. It happened in the fourth quarter after a three-pointer. He shot 11 for 22, 6 of 11 on 3s.

In a tweet, Cue wrote "Nothing but love for Rihanna (and KD, too!) As usual I was excited about our lead and actually talking to Marissa, 8 seats to my right". To create cap space for Durant, the Warriors are now relying on several players on very team-friendly contracts.

During the time in between the end of the conference finals and the beginning of the championship round, the Cleveland Cavaliers put in plenty of time, both in the film room and on the court, preparing for this mighty challenge. Unfortunately, you will be needing an authentication with your cable provider should you want to watch Cavaliers/ Cavs vs. Warriors/ GSW Game 1 live stream on Watch ABC.

When a team posts 31 assists with just four turnovers, it's impressive. "We've still got a long way to go to win this series".

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