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Warriors Stomp Cavaliers In Game 1 Of The NBA Finals

The game's biggest drama happened when a player was accidentally hit in the nuts.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:45 p.m. ET

Posted on June 2, 2016, at 11:51 p.m. ET

The 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers began with a mostly drama-free 104-89 blowout by the Warriors in Oakland.

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The most tension in the game came in the third quarter, when Matthew Dellavedova accidentally hit Warriors' Andre Igoudala in the nuts, which is emerging as a common theme during this year's NBA playoffs.

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The Cavaliers were able to briefly put pressure on the Warriors in the third quarter, which led to Warriors coach Steve Kerr shattering his coaching whiteboard with his bare fist.

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Despite the Cavaliers' loss, they managed to hold the Warriors' Steph Curry and Klay Thompson to 11 and 9 points, respectively.

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LeBron James was given help during Game 1 by teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, who were out with injuries during the 2015 Finals. Irving was the Cavaliers' leading scorer, finishing the game with 26 points.

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LeBron James

It was the Warriors' bench that brought the sustained heat against the Cavs Thursday night. Warriors point guard Shaun Livingston was the team's leading scorer with 20 points.

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Shaun Livingston

The Warriors and Cavaliers will face off for Game 2 on Sunday in Oakland.

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