The reigning NBA champions , the Golden State Warriors, defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers by the score of of 104 to 86 in game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on June 2, 2016.
The “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, scored an all time low in the past two seasons of 20 points combined, reported The Score. The players that really brought the team the win on Thursday was the bench players as they had a total of 45 points and the Cavaliers bench had only 10 points, reported espn.com
Shaun Livingston was one of the players that had a huge game coming off the bench who dropped 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists over the 27 minutes he played, reported TheScore.com.
In game 2 of the NBA Finals rematch, the Golden State Warriors topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 110 – 77 at Oracle Arena on June 5, 2016. This time, their star was a starting power forward, Draymond Green. He had a total of 28 points and five three-pointers. He out shined everyone that was on the Cavaliers including Lebron James, reported ESPN.com
The Cavaliers starting power forward Kevin Love was taken out of the game in the 2nd quarter to an apparent head injury given by Harrison Barnes. While going up for a rebound, Warriors Small Forward Harrison Barnes, hit Kevin Love in the back of head with his elbow. Kevin Love was immediately taken out and was going under concussion protocol, reported Bleacherreport.com.