The Warriors rebounded from last year's disappointment to finish one of the great seasons in NBA history.
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 87 points as the Cavs had no answer for the Warriors on Sunday night.
Winning Game 1 of the NBA Finals is old hat to Golden State. For the Warriors to take their place in history, they need some sustained excellence on the game's biggest stage.
In his first NBA Finals with Golden State, the former league MVP had 38 points as the Warriors claimed Game 1.