Steph Curry scored 26 points and Klay Thompson added 21 to spark the Golden State Warriors over Cleveland 108-100 in over-time in Thursday’s NBA Finals opener.
The Warriors improved to 47-3 at home this season in regular-season and playoff games, outscoring Cleveland 10-2 in the extra five-minute period, the Cavaliers making three turnovers and missing nine shots in over-time.
As tough as the loss was for Cleveland, even worse could be the blow to the left knee suffered by Kyrie Irving in over-time.
The star guard limped off to the locker room in pain after bumping Thompson’s leg.
LeBron James scored 44 points, his best-ever showing in an NBA Finals game, in a losing cause.
The best-of-seven championship series will continue Sunday in Oakland before the clubs travel to Cleveland for games three and four. – Agence France-Presse