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An alternative look at the beauty of the NBA Finals

The third straight NBA Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is underway. Most basketball fans knew this series was inevitable, with some even saying the monotony is boring -- but really, the beauty of this championship is just hidden in the details.

To break up the inevitable repetition of Cavs-Warriors Part III, photographers have been capturing some unexpected shots of different facets of the games -- from brightly-lit dunks under strobe lights to quieter moments with the players before tip-off.

Such a heated matchup between these two star-studded teams is naturally a sight to behold, but the stunning photos in the gallery below give an alternative, more creative look inside the wonder that is the 2017 NBA Finals.

Click through some of the most creative images from the NBA Finals so far:

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An alternative look at the NBA Finals
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: A close up shot of Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors before the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court during pregame ceremonies prior to Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 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)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on before Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court for the National Anthem before Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: The Golden State Warriors huddle up before Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 1: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 1, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Iman Shumpert #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots a three point basket against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers boxes out Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white.) LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers warms up prior to Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 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)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball up court against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Draymond Green #23 drives to the basket and passes the ball to Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers boxes out Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers grabs a rebound against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Head Coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors goes over a play before Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 1: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a free throw against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 1, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 04: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017 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 John Mabanglo/Pool/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket and shoots the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at Oracle Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 1: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers high five before the game in Game One of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 1, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors heads to the court before Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors signs autographs for fans before Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors warms up before Game Two of the 2017 NBA Finals on June 4, 2017 at ORACLE Arena 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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