Warriors beat Cavs 104-89, take Game 1 of Finals

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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 02: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the first half while taking on the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 2, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shaun Livingston scored 20 points off the bench to help the Golden State Warriors overcome a rare quiet night from the Splash Brothers in a 104-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 20 points on 8-for-27 shooting. But the Warriors’ bench outscored Cleveland’s reserves 45-10, including 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists from Andre Iguodala. Leandro Barbosa added 11 points on 5-for-5 shooting.

LeBron James had 23 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists and Kevin Love added 17 points and 13 rebounds in his Finals debut for the Cavaliers. But Cleveland shot just 38 percent and its 17 turnovers led to 25 points for the Warriors.

Game 2 is on Sunday in Oakland.

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