The Golden State Warriors drew first blood in the opening game of their second consecutive NBA finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Despite MVP Steph Curry and Klay Thomspon far from their very best, the record-breaking Warriors had the depth in squad to see off LeBron James and company with relative ease in Game One of the best-of-seven final.
The NBA’s Most Valuable Player, and Thompson could only manage 20 points between them on the night.
But fortunately coach Steve Kerr, bench players Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Leandro Barbosa were firing on all cylinders.
The Cavaliers’ star man James is playing in his sixth straight finals and ended the night with 23 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.
But it wasn’t enough as the Warriors were far too good on home court and romped to a 104-89 victory which took them one step closer to retaining their NBA title.
Game two stays at Golden State’s Oracle Arena and takes place on Sunday.