Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

Steph Curry during the 2015 NBA Finals

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Can Durant and Curry play as well if the game is tight?

This year's NBA Finals will break the tie after the 2015 and 2016 titles went to Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cleveland, respectively.

Beaten previous year by Cleveland's historic comeback, the Warriors will try to avenge that defeat and get back on top when they face the Cavaliers again, the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals.

The teams are meeting in the NBA Finals for an unprecedented third straight year.

Kevin Durant swam through a sea of emptiness en route to an emphatic slam in the second quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers on Thursday.

James recently passed Michael Jordan in total postseason points scored, and now holds the record with 5,995 points scored heading into the finals. But when the Cavs play the Warriors, LeBron can't run all over the court, wreaking havoc on the entire lineup.

Any chance no one would notice if Westbrook tried to slip into Deron Williams' Cleveland uniform for Game 2 on Sunday?

Rihanna said the Game 1 outcome didn't matter, saying "The king is still the king".

Image: Kevin Durant turns in celebration after dunking in the first half.

The game started out pretty tight though.

With that said, although it's impossible to know for sure whether Curry or LeBron will be adding a ring to their collection, my gut's telling me that Golden State is going to come out of the championship on top.

The Cavs committed 12 turnovers in the first half - seven by LeBron James.

Curry had it going, too, with 28 points.

Everything the singer did while she watched the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors courtside was given play-by-play coverage. She bowed to James in the fourth quarter, and waved away a Warriors fan who told her to sit down. However, in Game 1 of the third Cavs-Dubs installment, the feud between Rihanna and the Warriors grabbed our attention.

No one else seemed to show up with the most glaring absences being Tristan Thompson, who had no points and four rebounds and was outplayed at times by Zaza Pachulia, and J.R. Smith, who made just one basket. Twenty-four of Golden State's 60 points were a result of an offensive rebound or a Cleveland turnover. "The fan in me would love to see more competition at times", he said, "but on the other hand, I think we should also celebrate excellence". Curry probably the best shooter in National Basketball Association history.

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