leveland Cavaliers became the first team to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven NBA finals as they beat Golden State Warriors.

A LeBron James-inspired Cavaliers won the deciding game 93-89 to complete their comeback against the defending champions, who had won a record 73 games out of 82 in the regular season.

James scored 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to help Cleveland to their first NBA title.

“I gave it everything I had,” he said.

“I poured my heart, my blood, my sweat and my tears into this game.”


Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, who replaced the fired David Blatt in January, said: “We made history tonight. Cleveland, Ohio, we’re coming back, baby!”

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for the Cavaliers, including a three-pointer with 52 seconds remaining when the scores were locked at 89-89.

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