GALLERY: Golden State Warriors overcome Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1

It finished up Warriors 113-91 Cavs in the NBA Finals opener

BY Sinéad Farrell 11:13 Friday 2 June 2017, 11:13 2 Jun 2017

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Kevin Durant hit 38 points as the Golden State Warriors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers by 113-91.

He accounted for 23 of those points before half-time, as he became only the fourth NBA player to score at least 25 points in his first six NBA Finals games.

Meanwhile, Steph Curry contributed 28 points as the Warriors sank 11 dunks in the first half.

Both sides have clashed in the NBA decider over the last two seasons.

In last year's final, the Cavs rallied from 3-1 down, to stage the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history to secure the crown. The Warriors edged out the tie the previous year.

Before looking to Game 2 coming up on Monday, here's a look at some of the best images from last night's encounter.

Image: Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee dunks against Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, California.

Image: Le Bron James reaching for the basket.

Image: Celebrity Spot! Rihanna looks on as the action unfolds in Game 1.

Image: LeBron James and JaVale McGee tussle for possession. 

Image: Golden State's Draymond Green in full voice with LeBron James nearby.

Image: Steph Curry contains his emotions after scoring against the Cavs, while the fans rejoice.

Image: Kevin Durant turns in celebration after dunking in the first half.

Image: Game On! Tristan Thompson and Zaza Pachulia contest the opening tip-off of Game 1.









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