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NBA Finals results 2016: LeBron, Cavaliers end Cleveland’s championship drought

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The NBA season came down to one final game, as the Cleveland Cavaliers traveled to Oracle Arena for a decisive Game 7 in the NBA Finals.

Cleveland stormed back from a 3-1 series deficit to force a final game, and after six blowouts to lead us to this point, the final game of the season came down to the wire.

When the final whistle blew, it was the Cavaliers who called themselves NBA champions, with a 93-89 win.

LeBron James become only the third player in NBA history to record a triple-double in a Game 7 Finals game, joining Jerry West and James Worthy on the elite list. LeBron finished the game with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.

In the closing seconds, James was on the receiving end of a hard foul from Draymond Green and crumbled to the court in a heap of pain. Despite remaining on the court, James was able to come through with one of two foul shots to extend the lead to four.

It was a disappointing end to an incredible season for the Warriors — who set an NBA record for most regular season wins — but ultimately it was LeBron and the Cavs who stormed back from an unthinkable series deficit to bring the Cavs and the city of Cleveland its long awaited professional sports championship.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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