There was some blood, a whole lot of sweat and probably some tears during and following Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, with the Cleveland Cavaliers meeting the Golden State Warriors for a fourth straight year to compete for league-wide supremacy in the form of a championship.

Here are some scenes from Game 1’s overtime thriller, including the good, the bad and the ugly. Spoiler alert: Cleveland’s J.R. Smith dominated those last two categories.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles in the closing seconds of regulation as LeBron James #23 attempts direct the offense against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots a three pointer over Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: A general view of ORACLE Arena as actress Nayah Damasen performs the national anthem prior to Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers blocks a shot by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after being fouled by JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three pointer over Jordan Clarkson #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a jumper over George Hill #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors defended by LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: The Golden State Warriors look on during the playing of the national anthem prior to Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavalieagainst the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after being fouled by Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors (not pictured) during the first half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks 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.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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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.

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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.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers defended by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers defended by Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors exchange words in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors get involved in a altercation in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors exchange words in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors exchanges words with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors exchanges words with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stares down Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Bill Simmons of The Ringer and Barry Bonds watch Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 and Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers exchange words with Klay Thompson #11 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in overtime during Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with Draymond Green #23 against the Cleveland Cavaliers 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) basketball – sport,playoffs,nba finals

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 and head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers argue with referee Tony Brothers #25 against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots a layup defended by Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers attempts a layup over Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles in the closing seconds of regulation as LeBron James #23 attempts direct the offense against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 31: LeBron James #23 and JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers react as time expries in regulation against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

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