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Game 1 of Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals rematch has familiar feel

Stephen Curry and the Warriors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals - just as they did last year.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors took Game 1 of the NBA Finals - just as they did last year. The Associated Press

The Warriors and Cavaliers have met in the past two NBA Finals. Here is a comparison of Game 1 of the 2015 Finals and Game 1 of the 2016 Finals:

2015 Game 1

Score: Warriors 108, Cavaliers 100

Top scorers for the Cavaliers: LeBron James (44 points), Kyrie Irving (23), Timofey Mozgov (16)

Top scorers for the Warriors: Stephen Curry (26 points), Klay Thompson (21)

Top assist men for the Cavaliers: James and Irving (six each)

Top assist man for the Warriors: Curry (eight)

Top rebounder for the Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson (15)

Top rebounder for the Warriors: Andrew Bogut (seven)

Three-pointers for the Cavaliers: Nine (J.R. Smith, three)

Three-pointers for the Warriors: 10 (Harrison Barnes, three, Thompson, three)

2016 Game 1

Score: Warriors 104, Cavaliers 89

Top scorers for the Cavaliers: Irving (26 points), James (23)

Top scorers for the Warriors: Shaun Livingston (20), Draymond Green (16)

Top assist man for the Cavaliers: James (nine)

Top assist man for the Warriors: Green (seven)

Top rebounder for the Cavaliers: Kevin Love (11)

Top rebounder for the Warriors: Green (11)

Three-pointers for the Cavaliers: Seven (Love two, James two)

Three-pointers for the Warriors: Nine (Curry three)

Compiled by Chris La Marr

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