Take series to 1-0 in OT thriller
By Felicia D. Purcell
Contributor to Martinez News Gazette
For the fourth straight year the Warriors and the Cavaliers have faced each other in the NBA Finals, becoming the fist in NBA history to do so.
The battle was heated throughout the game and LeBron James would score 51 points (a playoff career high) but the Warriors would capitalize on their mistakes and take the game into overtime winning the first game of the series 124-114.
Steph Curry finished with 29 points, 9 assists and Kevin Durant had 26 points, 9 boards and 6 assists.
LeBron James was visibly upset at his postgame press conference and understandably so. With seconds left in the game James saw his team go from what could have been a 1-0 series fall into the reigning World Champions hands.
Referees reversed a call in Golden States favor after a flagrant 2 foul and ejection by Tristian Thompson along with teammates George Hill’s missed free throw and J.R. Smith’s mental error with seconds left in regulation.
With the game tied at 107 heading into OT the Cavs lost steam and the Warriors capitalized holding the Cavs to only 7 points.
Look for King James to rise to the occasion on Sunday in Game 2. Tip-off is 5 pm on ABC.