The Cleveland Cavaliers secured their first NBA championship title with a thrilling 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena on Sunday.
LeBron James led the visitors with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists while staying solid in defense throughout the contest.
Draymond Green went 5-for-5 from outside the arc in the first half to hand the Warriors a 7-point lead going into the third quarter. The 26-year-old power forward scored 32 points while Stephen Curry added just 17.
After a record smashing regular season, Steve Kerr’s men could not cap off the campaign with a second successive title, unable to deliver the knockout punch after going up 3-1 in the best-of-season series.
The win ends decades of heartbreak for the city of Cleveland, which had not won a professional sports championship since 1964.