LeBron James needed to make basketball magic to win the NBA Finals.
He needed to beat the Golden State Warriors, who are easily the best shooting team of all time in a sport that depends a whole lot on shooting. Oh, and they’re also elite defensively. This season, they sped by opponents, shot over them and powered through them.
The city of Cleveland can exhale. There’s finally a sports moment to celebrate.
The Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors, 93-89, to win their first NBA championship and create spontaneous joy in one of the nation’s saddest sports cities.
It was tough, historically so, as the Cavaliers became the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals.
It happened at Oracle Arena. It really did, Cleveland.