In 2016 the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced each other in the NBA Finals for the 2nd straight season.
This series was something new to every NBA fan across the world as the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from 3-1 against the 73-9 Golden State Warriors.
Game 7 was the closest game of the series with a final score of 93-89 to the Cavs.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving led the Cavs this season with the help of supporting cast J.R. Smith, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. Lebron recorded a triple-double in game 7, grabbed 2 steals, with a game-saving block which was key to the win for Cleveland.
Kyrie Irving was a key player in this game, playing 43 minutes and scoring 26 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and dishing out 1 assist. Irving scored a 3-pointer late in the game to give Cleveland the lead.
Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson both scored 9 points in 30 and 32 minutes respectively. Love grabbed 14 rebounds.
Draymond Green scored a team-high 32 points for the Warriors in 47 minutes. He was one assist shy of a triple-double with 9, he grabbed 15 rebounds.
Stephen Curry played for 39 minutes, scored 17 points, dished out 2 assists and grabbed 5 rebounds. Klay Thompson scored 14, Andre Iguodala scored 4 and Shaun Livingston scored 8 points.
It was the Cleveland Cavaliers who won the 2016 NBA championship after coming back from 3-1 against the team with the best regular-season record in NBA history. LeBron James was awarded the Finals Most Valuable Player award.
This was Cleveland’s first NBA championship and was truly a big moment for LeBron James. He finally brought a championship to his hometown.