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Forget Basketball, Game 1 Of The NBA Finals Brought Us Rihanna And Riley Curry

Plus, E-40, MC Hammer and, of course, Lil B.

If the rest of the NBA Finals live up to what happened in Game 1 on Thursday night, it'll be a series for the ages.

In the first contest in the best of seven series, the Golden State Warriors bested the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime, 108-100. LeBron James had 44 points for the Cavs, while Steph Curry, on the other side, had 26.

It wasn't just the hoops on floor that were worth the while, though. If the rest of the Finals live up to Game 1 from a pop culture standpoint, then we'll have some more memorable moments from the series off the court, too.

After we gave you the music fan's guide to the NBA Finals yesterday -- catered for all the non-hoops-heads out there -- here's a recap of Game 1 in pop culture moments.

  • Riley Curry, daughter of Steph, has become an Internet sensation, and although she didn't join him post-game on the podium on Thursday, she did squeeze in some on-camera cuteness before tip
  • She wasn't the only star courtside, though -- Rihanna also enjoyed the game from up close
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  • And sipped a drink
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  • Plus, she snapped a selfie with Floyd Mayweather
  • Bay Area native E-40 performed at halftime
  • And then celebrated after the victory
  • Oakland native G-Eazy was in the house, too (but not wearing Warriors yellow)
  • Lil B (another Bay Area native) continued to call out NBA players for cooking, this time LeBron and J.R. Smith
  • And ESPN took notice -- and aired the tweet while LeBron was being interviewed
  • The Bay's Mistah FAB, an avid Warriors fan, got up close to the action
  • And got to kick it with MC Hammer
  • Not a bad start...What's Game 2 got in store?
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