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Replay overturn plays key role in Warriors' Game 1 win

Replay overturn plays key role in Warriors' Game 1 win

Still, Lue can't expect a core of Green, Thompson and Smith to take down the Warriors, no matter how well James and Love play. However, Love got injured in the playoffs and did not play in the series. Was the Oracle Arena advantage backed up by statistics illustrating that the Warriors played better at home?

As you can clearly see from the image, Cleveland had seven players on the court with time remaining on the clock in a 4-point Game 7 in the Finals. The difference was the Warriors bench, which outscored Cleveland 34-9. Cleveland left angered. Those emotions will likely remain in place all the way until Game 2 tips off on Sunday night.

The Warriors scored on their first possession of overtime when Durant drew a foul from Hill that upset James once again and never looked back, outscoring Cleveland 17-7 in the extra session.

If this was any other situation, the referees would have more than likely called a violation on the Cavs, resulting in one free throw and possession for Golden State.

But after two epic Game 7s over this Memorial Day weekend - during which James delivered 48 minutes of resilient brilliance in Boston and the Warriors rallied back from an 11-point halftime deficit against the Rockets with some gorgeous shot-making and championship poise - another emotion feels more appropriate now.

Durant made both foul shots to tie the game. The move paid off.

The Warriors are slated to open the series as massive favorites. In two regular-season matchups with Golden State this year, he averaged 24.0 points and 12.5 rebounds. While James was clearly outside the restricted area, officials also had the chance to review whether James was in legal guarding position and changed the call to a block. 2016 NBA FinalsGolden State came into the series on a roll.

But a amusing thing happened when Game 1 tipped off.

Regardless of whether fans are exhausted of seeing the Cavs and Warriors in the Finals again or not, King James says each squad earned its right to the NBA's grandest stage - as evidenced by each of the teams' gritty Game 7 wins in their respective Conference Finals.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday he was not overly concerned that this year's NBA Finals pits the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers for a fourth successive year but conceded the league may examine its soft salary cap.


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