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Warriors win Game 1, Cavaliers lose Kyrie Irving to injury
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Warriors win Game 1, Cavaliers lose Kyrie Irving to injury
SI Staff
Friday June 5th, 2015

Stephen Curry ​got the last laugh in Game 1—and a pretty good one in the fourth quarter, too.

In a game bursting with highlights, the Warriors pulled off a 108–100 overtime victory over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Among the many head-turning plays was Curry's shake-and-bake midway through the fourth.

James finished Thursday with a game-high 44 points (a Finals career best), but Curry got the best of him on an isolation play during Golden State's rally. With James switched onto Curry, the NBA's MVP drove hard before pulling out a nifty spin move. James's legs wilted and Curry stared him down before knocking down a critical midrange jumper.

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Curry finished the game with 26 points (10-of-20 shooting from the field) and eight assists. The Warriors will take a 1-0 Finals lead into Game 2 on Sunday.

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