In what was truly a nail biting match, Golden State Warriors defeated Cleveland Cavaliers in over time by an 8 point margin, 108 to 100 in the NBA Finals game 1.
Struggling to make an impact in the first quarter, typical of warriors who have failed to capitalise in the first quarter all throughout the playoffs, they bounced back in the second scoring 29 points. The Warriors managed to get the better out of Lebron James who made a finals-best 44 points with 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Curry too played a stunning team high 26 point game with Klay Thompson added another 21 points for the win.
The match was a true thriller with several highlights of the day from daughter Riley Curry giving Steph a good luck kiss to Andre Iguodala shooting off the three point line without a shoe.
Game 2 will be held on Monday, June 7, in Oakland, California at 5:30 a.m. I.S.T. Adding to the Cavaliers’ frustrations, Kyrie Irving limped to the locker room in overtime appearing to have strained his already injured left knee.