OAKLAND, California-- The Cleveland Cavaliers have broken the Cleveland curse and won the NBA Championship, by beating the Golden State Warriors, 93-89, Sunday night.
The Cavaliers are the first NBA team ever to win an NBA title after being down 3-1. It's the first major championship for the city of Cleveland since the Browns in 1964.
LeBron James had a triple-double, Kyrie Irving's 3-pointer with 53 seconds left put Cleveland ahead to stay.
James was unanimously named MVP.
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Draymond Green had 32 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists for the Warriors, whose bid for back-to-back titles was thwarted. Golden State won an NBA-record 73 games in the regular season, then fell short in the playoffs. They went scoreless in the last three minutes of the final game.
The Cavs were ahead by 1 at the end of the first. LeBron James had 6 points and 6 rebounds with great support from Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, who had 4 and 5, respectively. Love also got 6 boards.
The second quarter saw more big plays from James, but the Warriors answered by hitting their 3s.
After two quarters, the Warriors lead the Cavaliers, 49-42.
In the third quarter, J.R. Smith hit back-to-back 3s to cut Golden State's lead. Then Irving took over, putting Cleveland ahead.
Another run by the Warriors resulted in another lead change. Golden State is ahead, 76-75, after three quarters of play.
The anticipation is growing as we close in on Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to win the first major championship for the city in 52 years. The Warriors are looking to win back-to-back titles.
The Cavaliers certainly have the momentum heading into Game 7; they have won the last 2 games in convincing fashion but the Golden State Warriors have not lost three straight games since 2013 and Golden State is playing at home where they were 39-2 during the regular season.
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The Cavaliers enter game 7 healthy. Kyrie Irving injured his foot in game 6 but reiterated on Saturday that the foot is fine and he will play. The Warriors are without Andrew Bogut who is out for the series with a knee injury and Andre Iguodala is bothered by a sore back; he was limited in practice on Saturday and will play in Game 7.
This is the 19th Game 7 in Finals history. The home teams are 15-3, with six consecutive victories. The last road team to win a Game 7 was the Washington Bullets in 1978.
Dan Gilbert tweeted out to all Cavs fans 45 minutes before the game: Everyone I talk with @cavs organization; players, coaches, GM &staff, drivers, towel guys,owners say one thing: LETS GET THIS FOR CLEVELAND!