The Cleveland Cavaliers were crowned NBA champions for the first time ever following a 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
With their unbelievable win over the Warriors, the Cavaliers etched their name in the record books by becoming the first team in NBA history to win the NBA title after being 3-1 down.
With the Cavaliers on the brink of elimination after Game 4, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving rose to the occasion in games 5 and 6 to bring their side level with the Warriors, who were looking to beat the Cleveland-based franchise once again after defeating them to win their first NBA title in 40 years last season.
This time though, the Cavaliers not only avenged their heartbreaking loss against a team coming off the best season in NBA history, but also tasted NBA glory for the first time.
James starred for the Cavaliers once again as he recorded a triple-double, with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He also had two steals and blocked three shots.
James was well supported by Irving as he finished the game with 26 points and six rebounds.
Draymond Green was the Warriors’ best player as he dropped 32 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and fell one assist shy of a triple-double.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, on the other hand, failed to impress when it was most needed as they ended the game with 17 and 14 points respectively.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) 20 June 2016