Kevin Durant Denies Staring Down Rihanna During Game 1 of NBA Finals

When LeBron won it all in the 2012, 2013, and 2016 National Basketball Association seasons, his team loss Game 1 in all three of those Finals series.

The alleged incident came Thursday toward the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In a post-game interview, Durant denied staring Rihanna down after teammate Steven Curry told him not to get caught up in "that trap", Rolling Stone reported.

"He does seem like he's getting better, but I'm going to keep coaching until he says he can or can't".

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Durant had six dunks, all in the first half.

Let's clear up a misconception: Golden State's biggest undoing on the way to blowing that 3-1 lead in last season's NBA Finals was not Draymond Green's Game 5 suspension for connecting with LeBron James' midsection.

Although the Cavaliers got double-doubles of points and rebounds from James (28 points, 15 rebounds) and power forward Kevin Love (15, 21), as well as 24 points from Irving, it was not enough to overcome the 20 turnovers or Golden State's productivity in the key.

The Warriors expect the Cavaliers to clean up their game and play much better on Sunday. "They capitalized", James said. That's when Warriors all star Kevin Durant drained a three-pointer and looked toward the Oracle Arena courtside crowd where pop star Rihanna was sitting.

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Durant played well in his first Finals trip but didn't have the help he has now with a two-time MVP in Curry, one of the league's best two-way players in Thompson and a do-it-all demon like Green.

"I think that's how Cleveland is going to approach it, make it a physical game", Michael Cooper, now the coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream who went through some epic Lakers-Celtics battles as a player in the 1980s, said before the series began. "So it's great to get the first game up underneath us".

Four minutes into the third quarter and Game 1 of the NBA Finals was over. In many ways, the Cavaliers' best defence in this series will be a sound, secure offence if they hope to limit the Warriors' transition looks. Their attack is at its best when running the ball down their opponents' throats, but the same is true for Golden State. The Warriors beat Cleveland for the 2015 crown but squandered a 3-1 lead a year ago as the Cavs made the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history. "And if he - when he takes it personal like that and he accepts the challenge, we're a damn good defensive team".

Cleveland is in somewhat of a pickle when it comes to deciding how fast to play in this series. Rihanna is known to be a hard-core LeBron James fan.

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Beyond the turnovers - which stood out in contrast to the Warriors' record-low four - it was nearly laughable at times how the Cavaliers abandoned the paint defensively as they tried to avoid getting killed by the Warriors 3-point shooting.

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