NBA Finals 2018 Match Highlights:
– GSW won 124-111
– The match went into extra-time
– LeBron James scored 50 points
A mammoth 50 point effort by Cleveland Cavaliers legend LeBron James wasn’t enough to take his team to the finishing line. Going into extra time after the scores were tied at 107-107 at the end of the fourth quarter, Cleveland failed to make the most of their chances, going down by 124-111.
The result is a huge failure for Cleveland who could have swayed the finals in their favour with an unlikely win away from home. And everything seemed to be going in their favour before the match went into extra time. Dominating the game, it was only a late surge by GSW that saw them bounce back and take home the match from a losing position. Cleveland will be left ruing their missed chances, the endless free throws missed and the easy points let go off. This epic first game of the finals was one of the finest we have ever witnessed and has set the odds heavily in favour of the Golden State Warriors before the second match to be played on Monday morning at 5:30 am IST at the Cavaliers home.
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The first half was entertaining and fully lived up to the hype and billing of the finals. NBA Finals 2018. Both teams shot over 50% from the field and saw the score being tied at the end of the first quarter. The second half wasn’t much different. Despite the gulf in class between both sides clearly visible, LeBron James who has carried his side alone to the finals once again turned out to be their kingmaker. One of the finest players to have ever graced the game was adamant on seeing his team win the match. This saw his side overturn the Warriors 6 point lead after the third quarter and lead in the fourth quarter before the trio of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant stepped to the party to level the scores at the end of normal time. These 3 were relentless from there on, not letting go of any chance that came their way to take a 1-0 in the 7 match NBA Finals 2018.