An inspirational Pascal Siakam lived up to the expectations and got an insane performance off his sleeves in the first game of the NBA finals scoring 32 points, 5 assist, and 8 rebounds in the fourty minutes he played on home court (Scotiabank Arena)_against the Golden State Warriors in what was the franchise’s first final ever.
It is advantage East representatives after the men of coach Nick Nurse took game one with a 118-109 score and even hip-hop sensation Drake, was feeling every minute of the game court-side.
This was the first time the NBA finals was played out of America, and the four time winners GSW were feeling the heat from start to finish: Steph Curry knocked down most points in the game (34) but the men of Steph Kerr did not manage to get to their beast mode of shooting as only Thompson with 21 points and Draymond Green with 10 points followed Curry_the team underperformed as a unit to say the very least.
The warriors are playing their fifth finals in a row this 2019 and they won 3 in the last 4 since 2015. GWS were probably missing the strength and athleticism of last seasons NBA finals MVP Kevin Durant due to an injury, but he is expected to shake it off before game three or four_it is most likely DeMarcus Cousins who was out since April 15th would get more game time in game two for the GSW after playing some minutes in game 1. For now GSW would have to look for that internal strength they showed on their way to the NBA finals; beating the Trailblazers 4-0 in the conference finals.
The next game would still be played in Toronto on Monday June 3rd.