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Warriors vs. Cavs Game 1 GameThread: Can Golden State get off to a better start in the 2016 NBA Finals?

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The Warriors will kick off their second straight NBA Finals at home as they host the Cavs for Game 1 tonight at 6 p.m. PST.

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After a season of anticipation, the Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals tonight at Oracle Arena.

And given how last season's Finals began -- Games 1 & 2 at Oracle going overtime with the Cavs eventually taking a 2-1 lead in the series -- getting off to a good start would be a really encouraging sign for the Warriors this time around.

Not that the Warriors can't overcome a 2-1 or 3-1 lead... but why make things harder than necessary if they can just cruise to a 2-0 start? It would just be nice to give us a worry-free path to the title.

Anyway, enjoy the game... I'm still not sure I can fully wrap my mind around the idea of the Warriors going to two straight Finals, much less winning.