So after wading our way through a myriad of NBA playoff blowouts, and arriving at one of the most anticipated finals in NBA Finals history, Golden State and Cleveland, meeting for the third straight seasons in the championship round, treated us to....
Golden State and Kevin Durant were simply too much offensively for Cleveland to contain, and the Warriors won Game 1 easily, 113-91.
Social media reacted.
Charlotte’s Steph Curry got his shot going early and had a huge celebration of a third quarter 3 that helped bust the game open.
And of course, Crying Jordan was out, but already in Game 1? (Well, Observer columnist Scott Fowler did say NBA fans would need a broom to understand his Finals prediction)
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, noting that while Golden State won, Klay Thompson continued to struggle in the Durant era.
Longtime LeBron James fan and rather popular pop star Rihanna caused a stir courtside. She yelled brick at Kevin Durant during a free throw, mixed it up with a Warriors fan -- and her outfit certainly left an impression on ABC broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy.
And if Cavs fans want to take any solace, perhaps there’s this:
And to put a cap on Game 1, we leave you with this