How good was Game 1 of the NBA Finals? Players were hitting shots with only one shoe.

By The SI Staff
June 04, 2015

LeBron James turned in the best performance of Game 1. Stephen Curry pulled off the best play. But Andre Iguodala might have turned in the most impressive shot of all. 

Just moments after LeBron nailed a fadeaway jumper to pad the Cavaliers' lead in the fourth quarter, the Warriors called timeout to regroup. Golden State might have executed the play it wanted on the ensuing possession, but it likely didn't call for the degree of difficulty of which Iguodala executed it with.

As the Warriors came down the floor following the break, Iguodala's shoe got lost in the shuffle, holding up residence above the three-point line. That didn't stop Iggy, however, as he proceeded with the play, finishing it off by knocking down a three-pointer from the corner, cutting Golden State's deficit to one at 86–85 and helping fuel its rally.

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The Warriors eventually pulled out a 108–100 overtime victory in Game 1.

Watch the play, and masterful finish unfold below.

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—Daniel Friedman

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