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NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Golden State Warriors; win first NBA title in franchise history

Cleveland Cavaliers beat Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 to win first NBA title in franchise history.

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LeBron James and the Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, giving Cleveland a title again at long last. James delivered on a promise from two years ago to bring a championship to his native northeast Ohio and he and the Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 finals deficit by beating the defending champion Golden State Warriors 93-89 on Sunday night to end a 52-year major sports championship drought in Cleveland. (Source: AP)

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James almost single-handedly carried the Cavs back into this series and finished with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as the Cavs captured their first championship in franchise history and gave their city its first major sports winner since the Browns won the NFL title in 1964.(Source: USA TODAY Sports)

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An emotional James fell to the floor when this one ended with a second win in six days on Golden State’s imposing home floor, surrounded by his teammates. Only seconds earlier, he went down in pain with 10.6 seconds left after being fouled by Draymond Green while going for a dunk, then came back out to make the second of two free throws. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points to cap his brilliant finals, including a 3-pointer over Stephen Curry with 53 seconds left. Curry sat briefly on the bench to take in the scene after the Warriors made their last basket with 4:39 left. (Source: USA TODAY Sports)

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Green had 32 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, but the Warriors’ record-setting season ended without the only prize this close-knit “Strength In Numbers” crew cared about from way back in the beginning – through the record 24-0 start as Coach of the Year Steve Kerr was out, Curry’s second consecutive MVP campaign, and the 73 regular-season wins to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ mark. (Source: AP)

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals following his team’s 93-89 championship-clinching win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. For James, who was the catalyst behind his Cavs’ remarkable rally from a 3-1 series deficit, it marks the third time he has captured the award after winning it with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. (Source: USA TODAY Sports)

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In the championship-clinching game, James finished with a triple-double as he had a team-high 27 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 11 assists. (Source: USA TODAY Sports)

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The win ends decades of heartbreak for the city of Cleveland, which had not won a professional sports championship since the 1964 Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. (Source: USA TODAY Sports)

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With their backs against the wall, a Cavaliers team that once seem overmatched never gave up in their quest for a maiden NBA title. (Source: USA TODAY Sports)