Cleveland Cavaliers make history and win the NBA Championship

2016 NBA Finals - Game Seven

NBA history was made tonight as the Cleveland Cavaliers became the first team ever to win the NBA Championship after being 3-1 down in the Finals series.

The Cavaliers won the title for the first time in franchise history after a dramatic game 7 against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.

New Champions

With the series tied 3-3 and the Cavaliers on a two game winning streak, they made it three in a row with a dramatic 93-89 victory.

The game was close all the way through as we saw over 20 lead changes and 11 ties before it reached it's dramatic end.

With the game tied at 89, Kyrie Irving hit an incredible three-pointer for Cleveland with just 00:53 left on the clock.

2016 NBA Finals - Game Seven

Series MVP LeBron James would go on to hit one of two free throws to give Cleveland a four-point lead with just over 10 seconds left.

The scenes when the final buzzer rang were incredible as the whole Cleveland bench poured out onto the court and LeBron James was so overcome with emotion that he could barely stand.

Ending a championship drought of over 50 years for the city of Cleveland, the Cavaliers made all kinds of history tonight.

LeBron hit a triple double in the game which saw him finish on 27 points while his team-mate Kyrie Irving who arguably hit the winning bucket finished on 26.

The Warriors put up a good fight with Draymond Green and Steph Curry doing everything they could to bring a second consecutive championship to the Oracle Arena.

It wasn't to be though with Curry only managing 17 points while Green came away with 32 points and an impressive six three pointers made from eight attempts.

A memorable series

Cleveland made a lot of history tonight, but by becoming the first team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 series deficit, they created a story which surely won't be repeated for a long time.

It has been an incredible Finals series and with several stand-out moments, it will be incredible to see what happens next year.

While the Cavaliers can now look forward to an off-season of glory, the Warriors are left to reflect on a year where they had the best regular season ever but left without the NBA Championship.

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