Last night [Thursday, June 3], the Golden State Warriors handled the Cleveland Cavaliers with relative ease, winning 104-89. The Warriors grabbed the early series advantage on the backs of their bench, with little contribution from the Splash Brothers.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson went a combined 8-27 from the floor, but with 45 points off the bench, with Shaun Livingston going for 20, the Warriors were able to come out on top. The Cavaliers’ bench only scored 10 points.
Cleveland seemed sluggish to start the game, only coming alive in the second half of the 2nd quarter. LeBron James had a solid game, flirting with a triple-double, dropping 23 points, 9 assists and 12 rebounds. J.R. Smith was non-existent for the Cavs on the offensive end, only going 1-3 for 3 points, after getting floor burn on his right hand early in the first quarter.
The Cavs will look to turn their performance around in Game 2, after committing 17 turnovers in this game. The Warriors will be confident headed into Game 2, looking for better performances from Curry and Thompson as they try to take a 2-0 series lead. Game 2 should be a classic, so make sure you tune in Sunday, June 5 at 8 pm EST on ABC.