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WATCH: The top plays from a thrilling Game 1 of the NBA Finals

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LeBron James over Kevon Looney (Getty Images)

The Warriors handled business in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, overcoming LeBron James' 51 points to win in overtime. Stephen Curry paved the way for Golden State with 29 points, followed by Kevin Durant (26 points) and Klay Thompson (24 points). Cleveland got a boost from All-Star Kevin Love, who scored 21 points on 9-for-20 shooting from the field, but it wasn't enough.

With Game 1 being a wire-to-wire thriller, here are the most memorable plays.

Steal of the Night: Draymond Green ignites the fastbreak

The Cavaliers took care of the ball for most of Game 1, but the Warriors still scored 13 points off of their 11 turnovers. One of those turnovers - created by last season's Defensive Player of the Year - led to Kevin Durant's easiest points of the night.

Block of the Night: Tristan Thompson swats Stephen Curry

There aren't many centers who move their feet as well as Thompson does on the perimeter. His ability to switch onto guards and protect the rim helped the Cavaliers beat the Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals, and he put his full potential as a defender on display with a sweet block on the elusive Curry in the first quarter.

Assist of the Night: JR Smith sets up Kevin Love

Smith helped the Cavaliers get off to a strong start with seven points, three rebounds and two assists in the first quarter.

Dunk of the Night: LeBron James' emphatic slam

Sometimes LeBron looks like a man among boys. His dunk over Shaun Livingston in the second quarter was one of those times.

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Shot of the Night: Stephen Curry beats the buzzer

Curry finished the first half of Game 1 with a bang. His buzzer-beating 3-pointer pushed his scoring total to 18 points, and it helped the Warriors overcome an 11-point deficit to tie the score up at 56 heading into the locker room.

Move of the Night: LeBron James' clutch drive

LeBron gave the Cavaliers the lead with less than a minute remaining in regulation with a strong finish over Warriors center Kevon Looney. The layup gave LeBron his 46th point of the night, followed by a free throw to give him 47. He finished the game with a playoff career-high 51 points, making him the first player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in a Finals game and lose.

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