Shaun Livingston Scored As Many Points As Steph Curry & Klay Thompson Combined In GM1
Forget the Splash Brothers, the star guard of game 1 against the Cavs was Shaun Livingston. The backup guard, who almost suffered a career-ending injury 9 years ago, scored a playoff career-high 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting in just 27 minutes, while Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined to score 20 in the 15 point victory.
“He’s got this quiet confidence about him,” Thompson said of Livingston. “He knows how good he is.
“He’s a real pro – with what he’s come back from, that’s probably one of the hardest things any athlete has ever gone through. Real adversity. So when they make a run, that’s nothing to Shaun. He’s an amazing player.”
The rest of the Warriors bench, especially Iggy and Barbosa, were also solid and outscored the Cavs bench 45-10 but…
“Obviously game ball goes to Shaun Livingston,” LeBron James said after the game. “He gave them a huge spark.”