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James and Cavaliers win thrilling NBA Finals Game 7, 93-89


By JANIE McCAULEY
Posted Jun 20 2016 2:06AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers two summers ago.

Later, flanked by his three children on Father's Day, a cigar between his lips and winning net as a necklace with the lingering stench of champagne, James began to understand the magnitude of his accomplishment for Cleveland after a half-century wait.

"I'm coming home with what I said I was going to do," he said, adding, "I can't wait to get off that plane, hold that trophy up and see all our fans at the terminal."

James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavs pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last.

James delivered on a vow to his home state and brought the Cavs back from the brink as they became the first team to rally from a 3-1 finals deficit, beating the defending champion Golden State Warriors 93-89 on Sunday night to end a 52-year major sports championship drought in Cleveland.

"I've never seen a man in my life tell an entire state: `Get on my back, I got you. Get on my back and I'm going to carry you. I don't care if we fail, I'm going to wake up the next morning and I'm going to start working out and prepare for the next year,"' Richard Jefferson said. "... He was like, `I'm going to come back home because I promised them that I would do something.' And he carried us the whole way."

In a testy series of blowouts - and a few blowups - the winner-take-all Game 7 provided the thrilling finale with James as the finals MVP disarming two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and his record-setting Warriors.

The native of Akron rattled off moments from the lengthy list of Cleveland sports heartbreak and said what it meant for him to personally bring the Cavaliers their first championship.

Playing his sixth straight finals, James almost single-handedly carried the Cavs back into this series and finished with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as the Cavs gave their city its first major sports winner since the Browns won the NFL title in 1964. He also had three blocked shots, including a key one of Andre Iguodala on a fast break in the final minutes.

An emotional James fell to the floor when this one ended with a second win in a week on Golden State's imposing home floor, surrounded by his teammates. Only moments 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.

After four successful seasons in Miami and two titles with the Heat, James came back to the Cavs in hopes of winning the title this franchise and championship-starved city so coveted. It took a second try against Golden State after Cleveland lost to the Warriors in six games last year.

"I was calm. I was focused. I was locked in," James said.

Cleveland did it after a coaching change, with Tyronn Lue taking over in January for the fired David Blatt.

"We made history tonight," Lue said. "Cleveland, Ohio, we're coming back, baby!"

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points to cap his brilliant finals, including a 3-pointer over 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.

"It hurts, man," Curry said. "Just proud of every single guy that stepped foot on the floor for our team this year. ... Hopefully we'll have many more opportunities to fight for championships and be on this stage because this is what it's all about."

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.

As Cleveland celebrated in the trophy ceremony, Green returned to the floor to congratulate the Cavs. He stopped by the winning locker room, too, and Warriors general manager Bob Myers brought in the freshly cut nets.

Golden State might always be remembered as one of the best teams ever that couldn't close it out, and Green is taking at least a good share of the blame after he sat out Game 5 on Monday night suspended for flagrant fouls.

The Cavs staved off elimination twice to force Game 7 back at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors went up 2-0 with a pair of lopsided wins to start this series.

Cleveland became just the fourth team to win an NBA Finals Game 7 on the road.

Curry - who said beforehand he needed the best game of his career - scored 17 points on 6-for-19 shooting, while Splash Brother Klay Thompson added 14 points while making 6 of 17 shots.

"I didn't do enough to help my team win," Curry said. "It will haunt me for a while."

President Barack Obama, an avid basketball fan, returned to Washington aboard Air Force One late Sunday as the game entered its final, tense minutes. He watched until the end and did not come down the stairs until moments after the Cavs won.

This time, it will be Cleveland hosting the victory parade on Wednesday. A year ago at home, the Cavs had to watch Golden State win its first title in 40 years.

"Now we have our own parade," Irving said, "and we'll celebrate it the way it's supposed to be celebrated in Cleveland."

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: James missed scoring at least 30 points for the first time in his last five Game 7s. ... The Warriors and Cavs faced off in their 13th finals game in two seasons, matching the highest total in NBA history over a two-year span.

Warriors: Golden State played the first finals Game 7 in franchise history. ... Not since the Oakland Athletics won the World Series in 1974 has a Bay Area team won a championship at its home venue.

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Associated Press writer Darlene Superville in Washington contributed to this report.


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CLE
GSW
     
    • 40.2%

    • 38.6%

    • 24.0%

    • 36.6%

    • 84.0%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE GSW
Total Rebounds 48 39
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Turnovers 11 10
Fast Break Pts: 18 7
Biggest Lead: 7 8
Points in the Paint: 48 28
CLE GSW
p James   27 Green   32
rb Love   14 Green   15
a James   11 Green   9
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b James   3 2 players   2
 
  • 12/25 - CLE 83 @ GSW 89
  • 01/18 - GSW 132 @ CLE 98
Cleveland Cavaliers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 46:49 9-24 1-5 8-10 +4 1 10 11 11 1 2 5 3 2 27
K. Love F 30:02 3-9 0-3 3-4 +19 4 10 14 3 2 2 1 0 0 9
T. Thompson C 31:49 3-3 0-0 3-4 +2 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 2 0 9
J. Smith G 38:55 5-13 2-8 0-0 +7 0 4 4 2 3 1 2 0 1 12
K. Irving G 43:00 10-23 2-5 4-4 +10 3 3 6 1 3 1 2 1 1 26
R. Jefferson   25:30 1-4 0-0 0-0 -8 1 8 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
I. Shumpert   19:10 1-3 1-3 3-3 -9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
M. Williams   04:45 1-3 0-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
M. Dellavedova DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Frye DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Mozgov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-82 6-25 21-25   9 39 48 17 15 7 11 6 5 93
  40.2% 24.0% 84.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 11
Golden State Warriors (73-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
H. Barnes F 29:24 3-10 2-4 2-2 -6 0 2 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 10
D. Green F 46:54 11-15 6-8 4-4 -1 1 14 15 9 3 2 2 0 0 32
F. Ezeli C 10:45 0-4 0-0 0-0 -9 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
K. Thompson G 42:17 6-17 2-10 0-0 -11 1 1 2 2 2 1 3 0 0 14
S. Curry G 39:16 6-19 4-14 1-1 -3 0 5 5 2 4 1 4 1 1 17
A. Iguodala   37:53 2-6 0-3 0-2 +3 2 7 9 4 3 2 0 2 1 4
A. Varejao   08:29 0-1 0-0 1-2 -9 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1
S. Livingston   16:04 3-7 0-0 2-2 +8 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 8
L. Barbosa   04:24 1-2 1-1 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
M. Speights   04:34 0-2 0-1 0-0 +3 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
I. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McAdoo DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Rush DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-83 15-41 10-13   7 32 39 22 23 7 10 5 6 89
  38.6% 36.6% 76.9%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Kaun, McRae
  • Warriors: Bogut, Looney

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Warriors: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 20
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #43 Dan Crawford, #13 Monty McCutchen
  • Attendance: 19596
  • Duration: 2:26
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Golden State Warriors (73-10)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Ezeli vs Thompson (James gains possession)
Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:36 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18 Ezeli Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  11:05
[CLE 2-0]
 
  10:44 Ezeli Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:43  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  10:37
[CLE 4-0]
 
  10:24 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:24 K Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:13
[GSW 2-4]
Green Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ezeli (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:47 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  09:42  
  09:38
[GSW 5-4]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:06
[GSW 8-4]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Ezeli Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:43 K Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:42  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Team Rebound 
  08:14 Ezeli Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:03  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:03  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:00  
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:58
[CLE 6-8]
 
  07:41 Barnes Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:41  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  07:34  
  07:21 K Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:18  
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:07
[CLE 8-8]
 
  06:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:58 Ezeli Substitution replaced by Iguodala 
  06:42
[GSW 11-8]
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
Team Rebound  06:14  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:04
[CLE 10-11]
 
  05:53 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:52  
James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  05:34  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:34  
  05:22 Green Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  05:03  
  04:50
[GSW 13-10]
K Thompson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:23 Curry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  04:16
[CLE 12-13]
 
  04:00 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:59  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  03:55
[CLE 14-13]
 
  03:38
[GSW 16-14]
K Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Green (3 AST) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  03:12
[CLE 16-16]
 
  02:53 Barnes Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:52  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:35 Barnes Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:35  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
  02:29 Barnes Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  02:29 K Thompson Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Love  02:29  
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Iguodala (1 ST)  02:18  
  02:00
[GSW 19-16]
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST) 
Irving Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  01:40
[CLE 18-19]
 
Love Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (D Crawford)  01:36  
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  01:36  
  01:26
[GSW 21-18]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:06  
  01:06 Curry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:06
[CLE 19-21]
 
  01:06 Green Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:06  
  01:06 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:53.9 Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:52.8  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:42.7  
  00:37.5 Varejao Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:37.5
[CLE 20-21]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:37.5
[CLE 21-21]
 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  00:25.2  
  00:25.2
[GSW 22-21]
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:25.2 Curry Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by James  00:25.2  
  00:25.2 Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:24.9  
  00:04.4 Barbosa Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:04.4
[CLE 22-22]
 
  00:04.4 Livingston Substitution replaced by Speights 
  00:04.4 Varejao Substitution replaced by Curry 
  00:04.4 Barnes Substitution replaced by K Thompson 
Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:04.4  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:04.4
[CLE 23-22]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Golden State Warriors (73-10)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[GSW 24-23]
Livingston Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (4 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Speights (1 BLK)  11:26  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:24  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Speights Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Shumpert Violation:Kicked Ball (D Crawford)  11:12  
  11:11 K Thompson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  11:11 K Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Speights Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:43 Livingston Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:42  
James Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:33
[CLE 25-24]
 
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford)  10:18  
  10:08 Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:07 Speights Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:07  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Speights (2 BLK)  09:51  
  09:50 K Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:45 K Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:45 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (M McCutchen)  09:45  
  09:34 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:33 Livingston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:33
[GSW 26-25]
Livingston Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:15 Green Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
Williams Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  09:10
[CLE 27-26]
 
  08:49
[GSW 29-27]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:24  
  08:24  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Smith  08:24  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Irving  08:24  
Williams Substitution replaced by Love  08:24  
  08:08 Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:08  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:41 Speights Substitution replaced by Curry 
  07:41 Iguodala Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  07:38 K Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:37  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:25  
Team Rebound  07:24  
  07:24 Barnes Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  07:13 Green Violation:Kicked Ball (M McCutchen) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  07:02
[CLE 30-29]
 
  07:02 Livingston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS)  07:02
[CLE 31-29]
 
  06:52
[GSW 31-31]
Curry Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Green (5 AST) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford)  06:52  
  06:52
[GSW 32-31]
Curry Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  06:36 Curry Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:29  
James Layup Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:24 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:19 Livingston Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
James Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  06:10
[CLE 33-32]
 
  05:56
[GSW 35-33]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: K Thompson (1 AST) 
Smith Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Crawford)  05:43  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:43  
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:43 Barnes Substitution replaced by Iguodala 
  05:43 Livingston Substitution replaced by Varejao 
  05:33 K Thompson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:32  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:13 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:07 Curry Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  05:06 Team Rebound 
  04:57 K Thompson Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:50 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:50  
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:28
[CLE 35-35]
 
  04:09
[GSW 38-35]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (2 AST) 
Irving Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:59
[CLE 37-38]
 
  03:59 K Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:59  
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  03:59
[CLE 38-38]
 
  03:59 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:59 Varejao Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  03:45
[GSW 41-38]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (3 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:31
[CLE 40-41]
 
  03:31 Iguodala Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:16 Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:15  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:57 K Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:57  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:27
[GSW 43-40]
Green Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen)  02:27  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
  02:27
[GSW 44-40]
Green Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Iguodala (2 ST)  02:17  
  02:08
[GSW 47-40]
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: K Thompson (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:45  
Team Rebound  01:44  
  01:35 Jump Ball Green vs Irving (Barbosa gains possession) 
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST)  01:35  
  01:18 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:17  
  01:09 Curry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:09
[CLE 41-47]
 
  01:09 Curry Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Smith Substitution replaced by Williams  01:09  
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:09
[CLE 42-47]
 
  00:51.4
[GSW 49-42]
Iguodala Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:29.7 Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:03.8 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:03.7  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Golden State Warriors (73-10)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Ezeli Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  11:49  
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:38
[CLE 44-49]
 
  11:24 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:23  
  11:23 Ezeli Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  11:11
[CLE 46-49]
 
  11:01
[GSW 52-46]
K Thompson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Curry (1 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  10:33
[GSW 54-46]
K Thompson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  10:08
[CLE 49-54]
 
  09:56 Barnes Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  09:54  
  09:50 Barnes Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  09:34
[CLE 52-54]
 
  09:11 K Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:53
[CLE 54-54]
 
  08:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:53 Barnes Substitution replaced by Iguodala 
  08:53 Ezeli Substitution replaced by Varejao 
Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  08:43  
  08:30 K Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:30  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Curry (1 BLK)  08:25  
  08:24 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:21
[GSW 56-54]
Curry Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Curry (1 ST)  08:04  
  07:58 K Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:50 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  07:50  
  07:40
[GSW 59-54]
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:38  
Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  07:14
[CLE 56-59]
 
  06:50 Varejao Jump Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  06:49  
  06:44 Iguodala Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:44
[CLE 57-59]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:44
[CLE 58-59]
 
  06:30 Curry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST) 
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  06:24
[CLE 60-59]
 
  05:55 Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  05:55  
  05:47 Curry Violation:Kicked Ball (M McCutchen) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:32  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
Team Rebound  05:32  
  05:32 Varejao Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:21 Team Rebound 
  05:05 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Team Rebound 
  04:59 K Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:59  
  04:51 Varejao Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:51
[CLE 61-59]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:51
[CLE 62-59]
 
  04:38 Curry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:33
[CLE 64-59]
 
  04:33 Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  04:33
[CLE 65-59]
 
  04:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:33 Varejao Substitution replaced by Barnes 
  04:22
[GSW 61-65]
Barnes Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Green (6 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:00
[CLE 68-61]
 
Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  03:37  
  03:37
[GSW 62-68]
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:37
[GSW 63-68]
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:18 Green Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:18
[CLE 69-63]
 
  03:18 K Thompson Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:18
[CLE 70-63]
 
James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (M McCutchen)  03:03  
  03:03
[GSW 64-70]
Green Free Throw 1 of 3 (23 PTS) 
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:03  
  03:03
[GSW 65-70]
Green Free Throw 2 of 3 (24 PTS) 
  03:03
[GSW 66-70]
Green Free Throw 3 of 3 (25 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
Team Rebound  02:42  
  02:42 Barnes Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:42
[CLE 71-66]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:42  
  02:42 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:30
[GSW 69-71]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:01 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:56
[GSW 71-71]
Livingston Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Curry (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:56  
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:36
[CLE 73-71]
 
  01:19
[GSW 74-73]
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Green (7 AST) 
Thompson Driving Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST)  00:53.6
[CLE 75-74]
 
  00:42.9 Curry Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:42.8 Iguodala Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:28.9 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:27.9  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:15.5 Iguodala Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:04.1
[GSW 76-75]
Iguodala Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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James Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  11:34
[CLE 77-76]
 
  11:14 Livingston Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  11:13  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
Team Rebound  10:49  
  10:49 Iguodala Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (D Crawford) 
Love Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST)  10:35
[CLE 79-76]
 
  10:16 Barnes Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:15  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:K Thompson (1 ST)  10:06  
Irving Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  09:56  
  09:56
[GSW 77-79]
Livingston Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:56
[GSW 78-79]
Livingston Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Barnes (1 ST)  09:37  
  09:25 K Thompson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:25  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:05  
Irving Tip Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  09:05
[CLE 81-78]
 
  09:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:05 Livingston Substitution replaced by Curry 
  08:43
[GSW 80-81]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:16 Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:58 Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:57  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  07:40  
  07:40 Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:40 Team Rebound 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:40  
Irving Substitution replaced by Smith  07:40  
  07:40 Iguodala Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:38  
James Driving Bank shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:15
[CLE 83-80]
 
  06:57
[GSW 83-83]
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Iguodala Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:18
[GSW 85-83]
K Thompson Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Green (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:16  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving  06:16  
  06:16 Barnes Substitution replaced by Ezeli 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:53 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  05:38 Curry Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  05:37 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  05:37
[GSW 87-83]
Green Putback Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
  05:24 Ezeli Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
James Free Throw 1 of 3 (21 PTS)  05:24
[CLE 84-87]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 3 (22 PTS)  05:24
[CLE 85-87]
 
James Free Throw 3 of 3 (23 PTS)  05:24
[CLE 86-87]
 
  05:16 Curry Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  04:53
[CLE 89-87]
 
  04:39
[GSW 89-89]
K Thompson Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Green (9 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  04:06 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:04  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Team Rebound 
  03:40 Ezeli Substitution replaced by Barnes 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  03:40  
  03:22 K Thompson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  03:21  
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Iguodala (1 BLK)  03:00  
  02:59 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  02:50 Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:50  
  02:50 Curry Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Crawford) 
  02:50  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:32 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:13) 
  02:13 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:12  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:55 Iguodala Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:50 Iguodala Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (3 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:49  
James Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:14) 
  01:14 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  01:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:09  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:09  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:53.0
[CLE 92-89]
 
  00:30.7 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  00:29.7  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Iguodala (2 BLK)  00:22.9  
Irving Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:21.9  
  00:18.7 Barnes Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Callahan) 
  00:10.6 Green Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.6  
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:10.6  
Team Rebound  00:10.6  
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:10.6  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  00:10.6
[CLE 93-89]
 
  00:10.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:10.6 Barnes Substitution replaced by Speights 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:10.6  
Thompson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Crawford)  00:06.5  
  00:01.8 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.7 Speights Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:00.5 Speights 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
GSW
1st Pacific
73
9
8-2
39-2
34-7
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
GSW
Curry 34.5
Green 11.2
Curry 9.5
Green 3.2
Curry 2.1
Cavaliers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.460.456
FT%.748.725
Points104.3100.4
Rebounds44.543.9
Assists22.718.0
Steals6.79.3
Blocks3.95.4
3-Point %.362.329
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Warriors Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.487.431
FT%.763.738
Points114.999.9
Rebounds46.239.9
Assists28.922.6
Steals8.46.6
Blocks6.15.7
3-Point %.416.373
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 7
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-3)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Dellavedova, Matthew45:455-191-65-621367030116
Frye, Channing33:080-30-12-20330500212
Irving, Kyrie272:4572-15415-3731-338192727181518510190
James, LeBron292:1182-16613-3531-4317627962161831168208
Jefferson, Richard168:1116-311-67-11122537316981340
Jones, Dahntay18:162-40-04-50220200108
Jones, James19:500-10-11-40222200001
Love, Kevin157:5717-475-1912-1783341812492451
McRae, Jordan2:572-20-00-00110000004
Mozgov, Timofey25:122-60-03-43580834107
Shumpert, Iman127:577-234-153-33811110172121
Smith, J.R.261:0326-6516-456-92171911271052674
Thompson, Tristan225:4728-440-016-30274471521236672
Williams, Mo29:014-121-50-00331335009
Golden State Warriors (3-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Barbosa, Leandro78:4518-285-108-1124659331249
Barnes, Harrison221:5725-719-296-10625311011543565
Bogut, Andrew59:598-170-10-096153132510116
Clark, Ian19:175-83-50-012322030013
Curry, Stephen245:5250-12432-8026-2882634262563057158
Ezeli, Festus60:326-200-02-47613310121414
Green, Draymond239:5734-7013-3218-2355762381910126499
Iguodala, Andre239:0127-587-233-91628442910685664
Livingston, Shaun147:4523-450-112-14519242014292158
McAdoo, James Michael18:252-20-00-00441500004
Rush, Brandon27:420-30-11-20550221101
Speights, Marreese32:524-184-102-236926122014
Thompson, Klay246:4747-11021-6022-2841721131371546137
Varejao, Anderson41:120-40-07-1462861112027