Warriors beat Cavs in Game One OT thriller

Updated: 2015-06-05 13:36


Warriors beat Cavs in Game One OT thriller

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a play during the second quarter in game one of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, June 4, 2015. [Photo/Agencies & Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports]

The Golden State Warriors, led by the league's Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, drew first blood in the best-of-seven NBA Finals with a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One on Thursday.

Curry put the Warriors ahead at 102-98 in extra time with two pairs of free throws before Harrison Barnes made it 105-98 with a three-pointer at a raucous Oracle Arena in Oakland, and there was no way back from there for Cleveland.

"We were able to scrap tonight," Curry said courtside after the Warriors outscored the Cavaliers in shooting from the field by 44.3 percent to 41.5 with five of their players getting into double digits.

"The three-pointer in the corner (by Barnes) opened the game up and they scored just two points in overtime, that's huge."

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