The Cleveland Cavaliers has completed the historic comeback!!!
After trailing the series 1 games to 3, the Cleveland Cavaliers has won the NBA Finals 2016 and dethroned the defending champions, Golden State Warriors, in a thrilling 93-89 game at the Oracle Arena. For those who were not able to watch the game, you can browse NBA HD and NBA Full to stream the replay of the showdown.
The Cavs is the first team ever in the history of the league to win the Finals after facing a 1-3 deficit. Cleveland stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving led the team to complete the comeback in the Game 7 of the series. For the King, he scored 27 points in a 9-24 field goal shooting, while for the star point guard, he added 26 marks including a game deciding rainbow clutch with less than a minute to go in the game.
This championship is also going to be the first time that the Cleveland Cavaliers will reign in the league ever since the team was created, which obviously will make this moment even more special not only for the players, but also for all the supporters of the team from around the globe.
The Golden State Warriors, on the other hand, failed to complete their historic year with a championship title. It can be recalled that the team has re-written the history book of the NBA after finishing the season with a 73-9 record, defeating the 72-10 record of the ?95-?96 Chicago Bulls.
Warriors? Draymond Green led the Dubs with 32 points (22 in the first half) with 11 made shots in 15 attempts including 6 triples. However, the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, continued to struggle in the game and only scored a combined 31 points (12-36 FG).
James was named as the finals MVP after finishing Game 7 with a triple-double stats. As mentioned, he scored 27 points and it goes with 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Some may be disappointed that Irving did not receive the award or at least named as co-MVP of the Finals, but the way James consistently played in the last three games, he is indeed this year?s Finals? Most Valuable Player.
The win will give James his third championship title, after entering the NBA Finals 7 times, (6 in a row since 2011) while Irving and forward Kevin Love will receive their very first championship ring.
Last year, the shorthanded Cavs fell short against the more healthy Golden State Warriors. Andre Iguodala was named as the Finals MVP then. However, it is a different story this year when the Cavs played with a full roster. Irving was clearly a great factor in the series, offensively and defensively speaking. He has shown it in Games 6 and 7, and he gave the Cavs the lead with his game clinching 3-point basket to break an 89-all tie with the seconds trickling out.
The series has indeed proven that the comeback is real, and the Cleveland Cavaliers has shown the heart of a real champion to still come out victorious after facing a 1-3 hole earlier in the series. Congratulations, Cleveland Cavaliers!