The Golden State Warriors just kicked off the NBA Finals in a major way defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1. Come inside to celebrate with the Warriors and more….
Game 1 of the NBA Finals went down at the Oracle Arena in Oakland last night. And it was an epic night for Steph Curry and the defending champs Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors (who won the championship against the Cavs last season) defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with a blowout final score of 104-89! Yes, Cavalier fans wept as Steph and the Warriors dominated the Cavaliers in the last quarter. It was déjà vu all over again! The Warriors beat the Cavs in Game 1 during last season’s finals.
Tons of people tuned in to watch the big game too. Thursday night’s series opener was the highest-rated Game 1 ever to air on ABC with 19.2 million viewers. We predict viewership will go up as the series has kicked off with an exciting start.
In the stands…
Steph’s wife Ayesha Curry was there to cheer on her man throwing up their cute hand signals throughout the game.
Before tip off, Ayesha posted up this coupledom shot. The mom-of-two was all smiles while stanning for her man. Gotta love it.
Also in the stands:
A photo posted by John Legend (@johnlegend) on Jun 2, 2016 at 9:40pm PDT
R&B crooner John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen were getting cozy courtside after the Oscar winner belted out the National Anthem to kick off the game. Their daughter baby Luna (not pictured) was also in attendance for her dad’s performance.
Take a listen to John’s rendition below:
Speaking of babies….
In honor of the NBA Finals, late night talk show host dedicated much of his show to the huge basketball event.
Before the game, he interviewed “Baby Steph” and “Baby LeBron” in the locker room to get the inside scoop on how they were feeling leading up to the big game. They didn’t say much, but they made our hearts melt.
Get your laugh on below:
Game 2 will tip off from the Oracle Arena on Sunday at 8pm EST on ABC. Who you got?
Photos: Getty/Warriors’ IG/Ayesha’s IG/Kimmel’s IG