The Golden State Warriors withstood the best of what the Cleveland Cavaliers had to offer in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, ultimately running away with a 104-89 victory.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 20 points, but Shaun Livingston scored a season-high 20 points off the bench to help the defending champs to an early series lead.
Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 26 points for the Cavaliers, while Kevin Love (17 points, 13 rebounds) and LeBron James (23 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists) added double-doubles in the loss.
Here are the best highlights from Game 1 of the NBA Finals:
— NBA stars, legends read mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel’s NBA Finals pregame show.
— Steph Curry kicks off NBA Finals by making Tristan Thompson look like a fool.
— Steve Kerr Hulks out, smashes dry-erase board in fit of rage.
— Aussie Matthew Dellavedova whacks Andre Iguodala down under.
— Steph Curry threads the needle with no-look pass to put exclamation point on Game 1.
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