Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green played an integral part in his team’s second quarter comeback as they trail the Cleveland Cavaliers 51-48 at halftime.
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LeBron James leads all scorers at the break with 19 points to go with three assists and three rebounds as he wasted little time in stamping his authority down in this match-up.
However, after a slow start, the hosts were able to get back in the game and were led by point guard and league MVP Stephen Curry who has 14 points and four assists.
While both teams traded some big shots as well as some huge dunks with Timofey Mozgov in particular throwing it down for Cleveland, the dunk of the first half certainly went to Green for this effort.
The influential forward has eight points while several players have scored off the bench for Golden State, and that is certainly an advantage that will look to exploit over the series.
The pace of the game is impressive and has lived up to expectations so far, with JR Smith’s deep three splitting the teams at the interval with plenty more twists and turns likely to come in Game 1 of the NBA Finals 2015.