The city of Cleveland can exhale. There’s finally a sports moment to celebrate.
The Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors, 93-89, in Game 7 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 only team ever to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals.
It happened Sunday at Oracle Arena. It really did, Cleveland.
LeBron James had 27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and an emphatic blocked shot in the final minutes that snuffed out Andre Iguodala’s apparent fastbreak layup.