On Thursday night the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers kicked off game one of the 2017 NBA Finals with a bang as expected. The Golden State Warriors took care of home court advantage by defeating the Cavs 113-91. The Warriors controlled the game from start to finish and refused to allow the Cavs to gain any kind of momentum. The loss makes Lebron James 1-7 in game 1s in the NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant steps up

In his first NBA Finals appearance since losing the Miami Heat in 2012 led by Lebron James, Kevin Durant stepped up for the Warriors in game 1.

Durant was the go-to guy for the majority of the game. KD got going early by scoring buckets in transition. Durant also kept his teammates involved by dishing great passes to open guys in transition as well.

Kd finished with a game-high of 38 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Stephen Curry was the only other Warrior that scored in double figures besides Durant.

Warriors still perfect during playoffs

With Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry carrying the load on the scoring end, the Warriors were able to improve to 13-0 in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Their 13-0 record ties the longest streak in NBA postseason history. If the Warriors can win game 2 at home, they will break the record as opposed to sharing it.

Cavs performance not quite good enough

Lebron James scored 28 points and added 15 rebounds in the game 1 loss of the 2017 NBA Finals. Although "King James" put up good numbers, his Cavs were never able to put together a good enough run to stay in the game once the Warriors took a sizeable lead. Kyrie Irving dropped 24 points, and Kevin Love added 15 points and 21 rebounds.

The Big 3 for the Cavs played good basketball, however, their bench did not provide much help.

If the Cavs wanna stay away from falling behind 2-0 in the series, they will have to play great basketball as an entire unit against a very determined Golden State Warriors crew.

Stephen Curry chefs up Cavs

In last year's NBA Finals, Stephen Curry faced a good deal of criticism for his lackluster performance in the final three games of the series.

On Thursday night in game 1 of this year's NBA Finals, Curry lit up the Cavs whenever he got the chance to take any good shots. Curry along with Kevin Durant combined for 66 points. Curry also dished out a game-high 10 assists as well.

Game 2 preview

Game two of the 2017 NBA Finals will take place Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on ABC. If the Cavs can win on the road they will tie the series at one game apiece heading back home to Cleveland. However, if Golden State can win again they will take a commanding 2-0 lead that will be tough for the Cavs to bounce back from. Be sure to tune in!