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Warriors looking to extend NBA-record streak in Game 1 against Raptors

Jesse Reed
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors will be in Canada Thursday night for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

One of the most dominant franchises in modern NBA history, they’ll be looking to extend an NBA-record streak. Here’s what’s on the line: The Warriors have won Game 1 in the postseason in 12 straight series — already an NBA record.

This series figures to be quite the battle, and there are a handful of compelling matchups that will help decide the victor.

Both teams showed championship mettle in their playoff runs to get to the NBA Finals. Golden State is attempting to three-peat after winning the championship the prior two seasons, while Toronto is attempting to win its first-ever NBA title.

Game 1 starts at 9 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ABC. The Raptors are favored to win by one point at home. It should be a blast.