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: