Warriors Take Out Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals (VIDEO)

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were held in check, and the Golden State Warriors still blew out the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Shaun Livingston and Draymond Green picked up the offensive slack for the Splash Brothers, and gave the Dubs a 1-0 series lead.

The Cavs know they must bounce back in Game 2 Sunday night.

Per the AP:

Draymond Green had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Shaun Livingston scored a personal postseason best of 20 and Golden State’s bench came up big as the Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 on Thursday night to move three wins from a repeat title.


The Splash Brothers? They totaled — gasp! — 20 points on 8-for-27 shooting, each knocking down a late 3-pointer. […] “You don’t win championships without the entire squad coming in and making an impact on games,” Curry said. “That’s why we’re here.”


“When you get outscored 45-10 on the bench and give up 25 points off 17 turnovers, no matter what someone does or doesn’t do, it’s going to be hard to win, especially on the road,” James said. “Don’t matter what you do with Steph and Klay, don’t matter what you do with Draymond.” […] In a series with so much star power on both sides, this was a night for Livingston and fellow reserves Leandro Barbosa and Andre Iguodala. Barbosa returned from a minor back injury to shoot 5 for 5 on the way to 11 points, while 2015 finals MVP Iguodala had 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and some stingy defense on James.