Andre Iguodala out for Golden State in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Game 1 Preview Warriors vs. Cavaliers- 5/31/18

Game 1 Preview Warriors vs. Cavaliers- 5/31/18

"Teams have had opportunities to beat the Warriors over the last four years". On Wednesday, both teams held their Media Day.

He missed the ball, and it wound up with Curry, who was now wide open. But James was given a foul following a review with 36.4 seconds left and Durant converted a pair of free throws to tie it at 104. With Round 4 of Cavs-Warriors on the horizon, ESPN sent National Basketball Association reporter Rachel Nichols-one of the best in the game-to sit down with LeBron James.

Here's how our experts see the series playing out. WATCH: Coverage of the 2015 Warriors championship paradeThe first two games were played at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The difference was the Warriors bench, which outscored Cleveland 34-9. He will be re-evaluated again before Game 2 on Monday. The game went to overtime where they were outscored by 10.

Lue also didn't blame Smith, saying there's no guarantee the Cavs would have scored on that play to win the game.

A year later, Love and Irving were healthy, but the Warriors just broke the wins record for the regular season and pulled an fantastic upset the previous round, coming back from down 1-3 to win the series against the Thunder. Durant averaged 37.3 points on 22.7 shots in those games. The move paid off. More impressively, Golden State kept high-scoring Houston under 100 in five straight games and is right behind Cleveland at 100.3 in the playoffs. For as good as James' teammates were for 47 minutes on Thursday night, they unfortunately let the King down when it mattered the most. 2016 NBA FinalsGolden State came into the series on a roll. Big break No. 1.

Simpson marches to 4-stroke Players win
However, he bogeyed the 14th and double-bogeyed the 17th after hitting his tee shot into the water for the first time since 2006. Spieth made two bogeys in his round of 65 as both charged up the leaderboard in the morning with big crowds and loud cheers.

LeBron James said the fact that his 51-point performance in Game One of the NBA Finals on Thursday ended with a Cleveland Cavaliers loss underscores just how hard it will be to dethrone the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Either call a blocking foul or call an offensive foul. The guys were split with Dennis going with the Warriors in 5 and Keith taking the Cavaliers in 6. Cleveland had a 20-point lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Joe Giglio: Golden State is an all-time great team. The Los Angeles Lakers were 12-point favorites over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the 2001 Finals, a game the Sixers won. The city of Cleveland celebrated its first major sports championship in 52 years.

It wasn't enough. A Finals career-best 51 points. 2017 NBA FinalsThis was a historic rematch.

Golden State captured the Western Conference by defeating the San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans and Houston Rockets. Cleveland had only lost one to reach the Finals.

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