NBA Finals Game 1: Cavs fall to Warriors in OT

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the second half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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***Warriors take Game 1 in OT, 124-114**

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night to begin the record fourth straight meeting between the teams in the NBA Finals.

It's the first time in NBA, NFL, MLB or NHL history that the same teams are meeting four straight times in the championship round.

The Warriors have had home-court advantage each time and won Game 1 in all three series. They went on to win last year's title in five games.

Golden State will be without 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala as he continues to recover from a bone bruise in his left knee.

But Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA's concussion protocols and is cleared to play in Game 1.

**Watch LeBron and the rest of the Cavs arriving in style at Oracle Arena in the video in this story**

**Continuing coverage**

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