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The Third Quartering has begun, and the Warriors may not even need it. Thompson makes a long two and Ty Lue calls a timeout for Cleveland. LeBron finds Jeff Green for a layup, but Curry responds by making a shot of his own assisted by Green. Smith manages to get a technical foul here. Curry makes the tech. Klay Thompson buries a three. Out of the timeout, Kevin Durant hits a jumper. That feels like the game. The Warriors miss their next two shots though and after LeBron finds Love near the basket for an easy score, the Warriors take a timeout.

It could take just one Warriors run to effectively end the Cavaliers season. We talked about getting to the basket, well that was three straight rebounds there for Golden State.

Bad news for the Warriors: LeBron gets to the line and makes both free throws. Hill tries to get one of those three pointers….

McGee somehow manages to finagle a Curry miss into a basket and Cleveland take a desperation timeout. One of the key things for the Cavaliers has been scoring around the rim. It might just be a simple math problem here.

The Cavaliers are pulling every rabbit out of their hat here, but at the end of the first half, the Warriors have a pretty solid lead. Considering how they looked the first few minutes, it felt like this one could have been over awhile ago.

Durant adds to the Warriors lead on the free throw line, making two of them. Golden State takes a timeout. JaVale is the Wild Card this series, it seems. Smith, who is just a Wild Card in general, hits a three pointer. Out of the timeout, Durant misses a three pointer. Green scores for the Warriors. LeBron gets to the line, where he hits one of two free throws. And, oh hey, Steph Curry hits another three pointer.

Speaking of not great for Cleveland: He misses two straight free throws and gets called for a foul. Warriors get the ball back on a questionable call well LeBron is questioning it, at least and Andre Iguodala hits a three pointer. Love misses on the Cavs end. Curry gets to the hoop on the Warrirors end and you can tell that momentum has shifted. Smith cares not for your narratives, hitting a three pointer to make it a one poses sin game. LeBron responds with a jumper.

He makes both free throws. One point game, Golden State with the advantage. Well the lead was fun while it lasted. Green finds Jordan Bell, who makes a layup for the Warriors after the timeout.

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MVP I was wrong. That was all pretty fun for a while, but the Warriors started to hit their shots and managed to close the quarter down one. They were able to erase what was once a point deficit. Iggy behind the back to Klay for 3! The Cavs came right back in the biggest of ways, jumping out to an eight-point lead thanks to some bully ball from LeBron and another three from JR. Kevin Love fires to beat the shot clock! Inside out play from LeBron to Kevin Love!

If you've been following the Rodney Hood saga and would like an update on that, he's been getting minutes—10 of them, in fact—and put up six points on four shots. Rodney Hood eurosteps and floats it in! Kevin Durant ended the half with 24 points on 10 shots, which is absolutely disgusting. He cut the lead to six. KD is up to 24 in the 1st half! The Warriors, who dominate third quarters, have predictably erased the halftime deficit in short order.

The Cavaliers got their first free throw of the night—if you can believe that—on this and-one from LeBron. LBJ attacks for the and-1! WhateverItTakes x DubNation 2nd half is underway.

The Warriors have taken the lead by five, but at least Cavs fans can re-watch this gorgeous finish from Tristan Thompson! Kevin Durant gets to his spot! We've got a two-point game heading to the fourth! The Warriors just outscored the Cavaliers by eight in the third. It's gonna be a great finish. Rodney Hood takes it himself! We interrupt these highlights to note that Steph Curry is currently 1-of from the field. LeBron isn't exactly getting whatever he wants on the offensive end, but he went into attack mode here for a nice bucket.

This one's going back and forth. LeBron drives left and finishes with the right! Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password.

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NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | Scores, matchups, playoff bracket, schedules, news, stats, analysis and video highlights. The wait for the NBA Finals is over, and just like many predicted in October, the Golden State Warriors are hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 at Oracle Arena. The star power is incredible, with LeBron James leading the underdog Cavs against the Warriors’ foursome of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond . Moved Permanently. The document has moved here.