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All gold in Oakland

LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers met their match against Kevin Durant and the Warriors. See how the 2017 NBA Finals unfolded as two cities turned out for a third time to watch favorites collide.

Kevin Durant and LeBron James wasted no time setting a tone for the series. Durant drives past LeBron on his way to a game-high 38 points in Game 1 in Oakland.

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KD's first Finals game as a member of the Warriors ended with a confetti shower and a postgame interview on the floor at Oracle Arena.

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Star power in this series wasn't limited to action on the court. Jay Z, Rihanna and Kevin Hart made their presence felt in Oakland.

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These fans made their allegiance known while checking their phones before Game 2. Perhaps Warriors star Steph Curry was digging the shirts: He scored 32 in a Golden State victory.

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Who says warm-ups are a time for a layup line? When Steph Curry wasn't shooting pregame shots from the tunnel, he was breaking out his shark impression.

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In a show of team support, the Cavaliers help Kyrie Irving up from the court during the first half of Game 2.

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LeBron James & Co. know they have a tough task ahead as they watch from the bench while the final seconds tick away in Golden State's 132-113 Game 2 win.

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This Cavs fan brought his A-game as the series shifted to Cleveland. Rhinestones and studs? Oh yeah. The bedazzling display wasn't enough to trip up the Warriors in Game 3, however.

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It's a lonely feeling for Warriors fan Jermaine Evans as he stands surrounded by a sea of Cavaliers fans in Cleveland. Evans said he has been a Warriors fan for eight years and was hoping for a series sweep.

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That moment when an entire arena can't believe what just happened. For Cleveland fans, it came after Game 3, when the Warriors finished with an 11-0 run to stun the crowd at Quicken Loans Arena and take a 3-0 series lead.

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This is how you guarantee a trophy. Cleveland Cavaliers fan Demilles "Trophy Guy" Jones clutches a championship trophy he made.

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It's all good when you're up 3-0: Golden State guard Steph Curry is all smiles as he enters Quicken Loans Arena for Game 4. The Cavs, however, smiled last on this day.

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The Cavaliers brought fire in Game 4, literally and figuratively, as fans witnessed flames before their team scorched the Warriors with a Finals-record 24 3-pointers in a 137-116 win.

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Charles Chapman Jr., a die-hard Warriors fan from Sacramento, finds himself in a tough spot as he watches the Warriors lose Game 4 amid smiles from Cavaliers fans in Cleveland.

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Before wrapping up his first NBA title and Finals MVP award, Warriors star Kevin Durant gets ready before Game 5 in Oakland.

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Tensions boiled over in Game 5 when Warriors forward David West and Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson have a heated face-to-face.

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Watching from afar: Tee DeLaney takes in Game 5 on the big screen with fellow Cavaliers fans during a watch party at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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Draymond Green and Stephen Curry elevate to celebrate a 3-point shot that put the Warriors up 14 points with 42 seconds to go in their series-clinching Game 5 victory.

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Pleased to meet you: Kevin Durant takes a long look at the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy, his first since joining the league in 2007.

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