The 16 best photos from Game 1 of the NBA Finals

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Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Festus Ezeli battle for the ball in the second half of Game 1 of the 2016 NBA.
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The Golden State Warriors won Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 104-89.

The game was an aberration, with the Warriors dominating with the help of some unusual sources, and the real chess match won’t kick in until Game 2.

But Game 1 still produced some amazing images. Below we have collected some of the best photos from Getty and Reuters.


Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors practices before Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 2, 2016 in Oakland, California.

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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on before Game 1.

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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for a shot in the lane against Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors in the second half in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is defended by Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala during the second half.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry handles the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.

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Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Festus Ezeli battle for the ball in the second half of Game 1 of the 2016 NBA.

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LeBron James passes the ball in the first half.

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Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes dunks the ball against Kyrie Irving.

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Stephen Curry reacts after making a three pointer in the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson and forward LeBron James defend a scoring drive against Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.

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Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors battle for a rebound against Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Stephen Curry goes up for a shot against Channing Frye.

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Stephen Curry grabs a rebound against Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half.

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Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes up for a shot against Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.

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Stephen Curry jokingly poses for a photo taken by Ian Clark in the second half.

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LeBron James passes out of a double team by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

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