OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors pulled out a 124-114 overtime victory over Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after a bizarre ending to regulation.
The @warriors win Game 1 behind 29 PTS, 9 AST, 6 REB from Stephen Curry!
GSW defeats @cavs 124-114 to take a 1-0 #NBAFinals lead!
Kevin Durant: 26 PTS, 9 REB
Klay Thompson: 24 PTS, 5 3PM
Draymond: 13 PTS, 11 REB, 9 AST#DubNation #NBAPlayoffs
LeBron: 51 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST pic.twitter.com/WsZn7KtAS2
— NBA (@NBA) June 1, 2018
The game went to OT after Cleveland's J.R. Smith failed to take the go-ahead shot after a missed free throw, apparently believing the Cavaliers led by one when it was tied.
The Warriors took advantage of their second chance, opening OT with a 9-0 run to blow it open.
LeBron James' highest-scoring postseason game was wasted, as he finished with 51 points.
Game 2 is on Sunday, June 3 on ABC.