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Warriors beat Cavs in Game One OT thriller

2015-06-05 13:36

By (Agencies)

Warriors beat Cavs in Game One OT thriller

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) moves to the basket against the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the first half in game one of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, June 4, 2015. [Photo/Agencies & Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports]

Marreese Speights, off the bench, and Curry, who poured in a couple of threes, inspired a stirring fightback in the second quarter as Golden State twice moved five points ahead before Cleveland took a slender 51-48 advantage into halftime.

A running bank shot by Irving early in the third gave the Cavaliers a seven-point cushion but the Warriors, roared on by increasingly vocal fans, clawed back to end the quarter tied at 73-73, and set up a gripping finale.