However, now that Durant is on the Warriors, that means that the Cavs have to decide who LeBron would most effective guarding.
Durant scored 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and passed off eight assists while Stephen Curry added 28 points, sinking 6-of-11 3-pointers as Golden State dominated Cleveland in nearly every area of the game. She's his rock and the celebrity chef is using her powers of persuasion to help get her husband in the right head space before each game.
While the Warriors are making National Basketball Association history as they did previous year, they know the feeling will be bittersweet without a title. Stephen Curry was left alone behind the 3-point line and made Cleveland pay time and again.
Cleveland's defense, especially in transition, was a step slow.
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The Cavaliers are going to have to make some adjustments to slow down the Warriors.
"That's when they become very risky because those guys, they sprint down the lane, they sprint to the 3-point line, they put a lot of pressure on your defense", James said.
At his annual state-of-the-league address at the Finals, Silver spoke on a number of topics before Game 1 - including what's perceived as a lack of parity.
The turnovers were an issue all night, with James committing eight of them. "We got to stop the ball first and then fan out to the 3-point line if those guys go there". He racked up 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while looking like the best player on the court.
"There's no time to be disappointed", Irving said.
Now, we get to see the test begin.