If Sunday’s Christmas match-up between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is any indication of the 2017 NBA Finals, both teams are in for (another) maniacal run.
Kyrie Irving’s fadeaway with 3.4 seconds left lifted the Cavaliers past the Warriors, 109-108, in one of the NBA’s biggest games of the season Christmas Day.
The Cavaliers overcame a cluster of turnovers and missed shots to remain close through the duration of the game, eliminating a 14-point deficit at one point.
The fourth quarter started with a seven-point lead that offered Irving another stage for another memorable shot.
Steph Curry hit a 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining for a three-point lead and a shot-clock violation on the Warriors opened the opportunity for Irving. Irving drove to the basket to cut the lead to one and gave Cleveland the 109-108 lead with 3.4 seconds to tick on a turnaround fadeaway over Klay Thompson.
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