GSW takes the first win against the CAVS for their battle for the championship game. Led by stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, the Warriors defeated the visitors in a win that will be difficult for CAVS stars to overcome. Kevin Durant scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 28 as the Golden State Warriors defeated defending champion Cleveland 113-91 in Thursday’s NBA Finals first game. Kyrie Irving added 24 points for Cleveland while Levin Love had 15 points and 21 rebounds for the Cavs, who out bounded the Warriors 59-50. Draymond Green led Golden State with 11 rebounds. James had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the first half, the first time in his career he managed a playoff double-double before halftime. Curry’s surge to open the second half pulled the Warriors away to stay. After another 3-pointer later in the third, Curry turned from the basket and kicked his feet into the air, celebrating his ability to seemingly score at will against the struggling Cavaliers. Late in the fourth quarter, a steal from James by Ian Clark set up a no-look pass from Curry to Durant, who sank a 3-pointer and shook his head in awe of his hot hand.