Game 1. The Warriors are champions of the NBA once again. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. On Friday night, they beat the Cavaliers by a score of 108-85 to complete a four-game sweep in the Finals and earn the right to hoist the championship trophy for the second season in a row, and the third time in four seasons. Image -Twitter - The regular season began on October 16, 2018, and ended on April 10, 2019. Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals plummeted 48% in the ratings from last year's Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, and down an abysmal 59% from 2018's Finals opener featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. Game 2 in Boston: Celtics 108 - 76ers 103. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. 1 Toronto Raptors vs. No. Nayah Damasen sings the national anthem before Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. 3 Philadelphia 76ersPlayoff series breakdown, First round: No. • Ultimate Playoffs Highlight: Warriors win classic, • LeBron drops playoff-career high 51 points, • Play of the Day | Steal of the Night | Move of the Night, • Dunk of the Night | Assist of the Night | Handle of the Night | Block of the Night, • Curry reflects on late trash talk with LeBron. I kind of feel for the guy, who in the panic of a close playoff game committed a cardinal sin and as a result, cost his team a chance to win the game. After the last few possessions, which includes an offensive foul charge on Kevin Durant reversed, and a confused J.R. Smith, the game went to overtime, and the Warriors taking Game 1 with a 124-114 victory. 2 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. Game 1 of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals had a 10.0 rating and 17.4 million viewers on ABC Thursday night, down 5% in ratings and 7% in viewership from last year (10.5, 18.7M) and down 10% in both measures from 2016 (11.1, 19.2M). The Warriors led by one after a Curry three, 107-106 with just 23.5 seconds remaining. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, James is the only player in NBA history to score or assist on 70 points in a Finals game and lose. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals had one of the most bizarre plays I have ever seen. 114. 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavaliers NBA Finals, Game 4: The Wrap Complete coverage of Game 4 from 2 Golden State WarriorsGolden State wins series, 4-3, Western Conference semifinals: No. 8 Minnesota TimberwolvesHouston wins series 4-1, First round: No. 2018 NBA Finals . No. 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors vs. Cavaliers The Finals Stat: Game 1 -- Golden State Warriors get moving in overtime, pull away from Cleveland Cavaliers @StephenCurry30 Big 3 to end the half. Below are the results from every 2018 NBA playoff series (info on live streaming here): No. The Bulls won the first two games in Phoenix, 100–92 and 111–108. section: | slug: nba-finals-2018-complete-series-results-scores-live-stream-tv-info-playoff-bracket | sport: basketball | route: | the like button for more NBA videos!NBA 2K18 Pack Simulator! © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. He has now done it twice, both times against the Warriors. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. TNT’s exclusive coverage of the 2018 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 1 – the Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets – averaged 8.8 … Golden State Warriors over Cleveland Cavaliers (4-0) Series Stats. This Finals was the first time in NBA history the same two teams had met for a third consecutive year. The Suns won Game 5, 108–98, sending the series back to Phoenix. The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the defending NBA champion and Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers four games to one. NBA Finals Game 1 2018: JR Smith's biggest blunder JR Smith is going to be remembered as the player who created the biggest blunder in Cavs history. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 2018 NBA Finals Game 1 Recap GAME 1 of these Finals will forever be known as the ‘J.R. 2 Golden State Warriors vs. No. The Warriors took the 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals after beating the Cavaliers in Game 1 overtime and a 124-114 point score at the final whistle. 4 Cleveland CavaliersCleveland wins series 4-0, Eastern Conference semifinals: No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. Boston Celtics 4-1 Philadelphia 76ers (Celtics win series) Game 1 in Boston: Celtics 117 - 76ers 101. The 2018 NBA Finals tipped off on between the Warriors and the Cavaliers–two teams that have been dominating the NBA Finals for quite some time now. The Starters: Should call have been overturned. Related articles JR … @ Golden State Warriors. The 2018–19 NBA season was the 73rd season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). — NBA (@NBA) June 1, 2018 12:34 p.m. AEST — Celtics legend Bill Russell is enjoying some NBA Finals action. Staff June 09, 2018 7:12 AM. Thu, May 31. Game 1 Final Score: Warriors 124, Cavaliers 114 OT | Golden State leads series 1-0 | Series Hub. Actor Robe Lowe attends Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. 8 Washington Wizards Toronto wins series 4-2, First round: No. 4 Cleveland CavaliersCleveland wins series 4-3, Eastern Conference semifinals: No. Stephen Curry scored 29 points and the Warriors capitalized on Smith’s mistake that sent the game into overtime, overcoming a 51-point performance by James to beat Cleveland 124-114 in Game 1 on Thursday night. Review of Game 1 of 2018 NBA Finals A costly blunder by J.R. Smith and a disputed foul call involving James himself sure helped. 6 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans wins series 4-0, First round: No. Cleveland Cavaliers. 6 Miami Heat Philadelphia wins series 4-1, First round: No. Bookmark for updates of Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals on June 3, 8 PM ET (June 4, 8 AM in Manila) live from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California 4 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers Cleveland wins series 4-3, Western Conference finals: No. All Rights Reserved. 6-keys: media/spln/nba/reg/free/stories, at Funniest NBA Bloopers of 2018/2019 - Part 2 - Duration: 10:07. • The Starters: Should call have been overturned? Never a doubt in my mind that was going in. The Bulls won Game 4, 111–105, with Jordan scoring 55 points and tying Rick Barry for the second-most points in an NBA Finals game. Game 1 Final Score: Warriors 124, Cavaliers 114 OT | Golden State leads series 1-0 | Series Hub The Lede: The Warriors escaped in an overtime thriller over the Cavaliers, who 2018 NBA Finals, Game 1: The Wrap | NBA… 3:30. 7 San Antonio SpursGolden State wins series 4-1, First round: No. If you are having difficulty accessing any content on this website, please visit our Accessibility page. 2 Golden State Warriors Golden State wins series, 4-0. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. The playoffs began on April 14, 2018 and ended on June 8 at the conclusion of the 2018 NBA Finals . • Video Recap: Warriors 124, Cavaliers 114, • Aschburner: Five things we learned from Game 1, • Powell: LeBron’s greatness overshadowed by 36 wild seconds, • Aschburner: Cavs lament late foul call on James, • Schuhmann: Key stat to know from Game 1, • Hang Time Podcast: Cavs let Game 1 slip away, • Joe Borgia explains late blocking foul called on LeBron, • Livingston: ‘No disrespect’ meant with late shot in OT. The Suns, rallying behind Barkley, won Game 3, 129–121 in Chicago in triple overtime. 3 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. His Golden State Warriors had survived the relentlessness of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals – somehow, someway, and thanks largely to the late-game … Chris Smoove T-Shirts! CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nba | pageType: stories | #Cavs lose their shot to steal one of 1st 2 games at Oracle because of his dumbassery. Smith game’. 5 Utah JazzHouston wins series 4-1, Western Conference semifinals: No. Finals. The 2018 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 2017–18 season. 3 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. The Lede: The Warriors escaped in an overtime thriller over the Cavaliers, who let one get away with a bizarre possession at the end of regulation in Game 1. 124. 2018 NBA Finals Game 1 | Last 36 Seconds of Regulation | Cavaliers vs Warriors - Duration: 3:30. spence 634,537 views. 1 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 6 New Orleans PelicansGolden State wins series, 4-1, First round: No. 5 Utah JazzUtah wins series 4-2. 2018 NBA Finals Episode 4 Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added a triple-double and another NBA Finals MVP trophy and the Warriors won their second straight title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers. 7 Milwaukee Bucks Boston wins series 4-3, First round: No. 2 Golden State Warriors Golden State wins series, 4-0, Eastern Conference finals: No. is part of Warner Media, LLC’s Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network, Aschburner: Five things we learned from Game 1. — Teej (@TJCarpenterShow) June 1, 2018 JR Smith - stealing defeat from the jaws of victory. 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