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Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It’s over.

Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought ended with an electrifying 93-89 victory over Golden State to give the Cavaliers their first NBA title. The Cavs are also the first NBA team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals.

As usual, LeBron James led the way. James became the third player in NBA history to record a triple-double in a championship Game 7, joining Jerry West and James Worthy of the Lakers. James finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Kyrie (KY’-ree) Irving added 26 points and six rebounds. He hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left.

Draymond Green was high man for the Warriors with 32 points and 15 boards. But league MVP Stephen (STEH’-fihn) was held to 17 points on six of 19 shooting. Klay Thompson added 14 for the Warriors, who set a league record with 73 regular-season wins but were denied a second straight NBA title.

Cleveland had been without a championship in the four major sports since the Browns won the NFL title in 1964.

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