In a career already filled with remarkable achievements, jamess 2016 nba finals performance will go down as the finest of them all. Weve looked into s tracking numbers and advanced stats in. The 2016 nba finals begin thursday june 2 with a potential game 7 on june 19, and its a rematch of 2015. In one of the greatest games in wnba history, the sparks emerged as champions for the first time since 2002 after regular season mvp nneka ogwumike dropped in a putback with 3. This unbelievable stat illustrates just how great lebron. Helping the dubs wrap the series up in five games against a very competitive cavaliers team, durant won his first championship and also received the first bill russell nba finals mvp award of his. In game 7 of these finals, when cleveland needed their best player to rise to the occasion, james delivered in epic fashion, finishing with 27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, and three blocks. Matchups, schedules, stats, news, features, video highlights and playoff bracket. It is, though, the way to end up with one of the least productive championship series by an mvp in modern nba history. Season record results opponent record results opponent record results opponent record results opponent. Steph curry had the worst finals performance by an mvp in nba.
The regular season began on october 25, 2016, with the 2016 nba champion cleveland cavaliers hosting a game against the new york knicks. In a year with numerous contenders, lebron james emerged as the 2016 nba finals mvp to win the honor for the third time in his career sunday. And after a roadbump in game 4, it just gets better from there. The eastern conference champion cleveland cavaliers defeated the defending nba champion and western conference champion golden state warriors 4 3 in a rematch of the 2015 nba finals. May 31, 2017 yes, the golden state warriors set a regularseason record with 73 wins with the nbas first unanimous mvp only to blow a 31 lead in the 2016 nba finals. Finals, cleveland cavaliers over golden state warriors 43, series stats. Primary data provided by the official stats partner of the nba. Lebron james led the cleveland cavaliers to their first ever nba championship in a historic upset over the golden state warriors. After going down 31, james helped cleveland pull off the historic upset over golden state, including making one of the most memorable plays in nba finals history with his chasedown block of andre iguodala. Espn chalk breaks down the betting odds for the nba finals, courtesy of the westgate las vegas superbook. Conference semi finals conference finals nba finals.
It all comes down to one game to decide the nba title with sundays game 7 in oakland. Obi toppin is viewed as one of those big men who might be special enough to escape the devaluing of the position, especially of those who probably need another big man with them in the lineup to. In game 1 of the 2016 nba finals, the golden state warriors took a 10 series lead over the cleveland cavaliers despite off shooting nights for the splash brothers. The warriors need to win the finals to go down as one of the best. Every day, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, todays schedule, top performers, new debuts and interesting facts and tidbits. Game 7 of the 2016 nba finals registered the networks highest rated and most watched nba game with an average 15. Cleveland cavaliers over golden state warriors 43 series stats. Lebron james nba finals full series highlights youtube. Summary and statistics for the 2016 nba finals cleveland cavaliers vs. Here are the series betting prices for the nba finals. Epic full series highlights vs warriors 2016 nba finals finals mvp. Covered the lakers and nba for from 200914, the cavaliers from 201418 for and the nba for from 200509. They did it last playoffs in the nba finals down 21, they did it during this years recordsetting 73win season and theyve done it throughout the 2016 playoffs, even coming back from a 31.
The western conference champion golden state warriors defeated the defending nba champion and eastern conference champion cleveland cavaliers four games to one. More impressively, they did so over the golden state warriors who had just completed the best regular season record of all time, going 739 that season. Stephen curry and klay thompson carried the 73win warriors right back to the nba finals, as golden state beat the oklahoma city thunder 9688 in game 7 of the west finals. Cavaliers erase 31 deficit to win first nba title 3. Lebron james posts up stephen curry in game 7 of the 2016 nba finals.
King james nearly averaged a triple double in the series with a. Was draymond greens suspension in nba finals 2016 a. Jun 20, 2016 well update with more nba finals game 7 ratings later, but right now ponder this number game 7 of the 2016 match up is up 32% from june 16s game 6 in mm numbers. Lebron james comments on winning 2016 nba finals, series mvp. Following the cleveland cavaliers historic 9389 win over the golden state warriors in game 7 of the 2016 nba finals, lebron james shared his thoughts on the accomplishment in his postgame press. From lebron james and the cavs historic 2016 championship to kevin durants first title with the warriors, the crossover ranked each nba finals of the decade from best to worst. Jun 20, 2016 in a year with numerous contenders, lebron james emerged as the 2016 nba finals mvp to win the honor for the third time in his career sunday, as the cleveland cavaliers defeated the golden state. Cleveland became the first team in nba history to overcome a 31 series deficit in the finals to win the nba title. In the 2016 nba finals, lebron james led the cleveland cavaliers to their first ever nba championship. The cleveland cavaliers went on the road for game 7 of the 2016 nba finals and beat the 73win golden state warriors in a dramatic backandforth affair, 9389. Jun 14, 2016 espn chalk breaks down the betting odds for the nba finals, courtesy of the westgate las vegas superbook. Results, statistics, leaders and more for the 2016 nba playoffs. It was a roller coaster nba finals with clear winners and losers beyond the final result.
Relive the 2016 nba finals on fox sports ohio cleveland cavaliers. Jun 20, 2016 more 2016 nba finals despite his midseason firing, david blatt deserves a ring from the cavaliers riley curry, a 29yearold exfootball player, talks about abuse meant for steph currys daughter. The guaranteed final game of the nba playoffs and the 20152016 nba season as a whole. How the cavs battled back down 31 to beat the warriors, giving cleveland its first pro sports championship since 1964. The eastern conference champion cleveland cavaliers defeated the defending nba champion and western conference champion golden state warriors 43 in a rematch of the 2015 nba finals. Warriors vs thunder, 43 2016 western conference finals. Putting together a tripledouble performance is hard enough.
Jun, 2016 kyrie, lebron overwhelm shorthanded warriors to force game 6 of finals with draymond green out, kyrie irving and lebron james picked the warriors apart to force a game 6 of the nba finals. The 2016 nba playoffs was the postseason tournament of the national basketball association nbas 201516 season. In the nba finals, lebron james was named nba finals mvp. Team and players stats from the nba finals series played between the golden state warriors and the cleveland cavaliers in the 2016 playoffs. Golden state jumped to a 10 series lead over the visiting. The cavaliers and warriors begin their nba finals rematch on thursday from oracle arena at 9.
The 2017 nba finals was the championship series of the national basketball association nbas 201617 season and conclusion of the seasons playoffs. Its also available for football, hockey and baseball. Jun 20, 2016 following the cleveland cavaliers historic 9389 win over the golden state warriors in game 7 of the 2016 nba finals, lebron james shared his thoughts on the accomplishment in his postgame press. While the western conference finals came down to a winnertakeall game 3, the east has been controlled by a juggernaut since the season tipped in november. After the golden state warriors became just the 10th team in nba history to overcome a 31 series deficit to defeat the thunder in the western conference finals, they will once again face the cleveland cavaliers for the nba championship. The block and series win altered the landscape of the nba as we know it, and has made. The lakers finished third in the western conference but defeated the teams holding the 12. The 2017 nba allstar game was played at the smoothie king center in new orleans, louisiana, on february 19, 2017, with the west defeating the east 192182. To prove were not exaggerating, heres a look at five stats from the series that will surely leave you scratching your head in disbelief.
Weve got complete schedules, where to watch, times and dates for every game of every series. Jun 20, 2016 lebron james led the cleveland cavaliers to their first ever nba championship in a historic upset over the golden state warriors. Apr 18, 2020 if youre watching fsos reairing of the 2016 nba finals, you saw the cavaliers get back in the series after game 3. Warriors vs cavaliers, 34 2016 nba finals team and players stats from the nba finals series played between the golden state warriors and the cleveland cavaliers in the 2016 playoffs. I dont know why people are using draymond greens suspension in game 5 as a reason why gsw lost the series. The cleveland cavaliers will face the golden state warriors in the 2016 nba finals, a rematch of last years matchup. However, with the series tied at two games apiece, curry took over in game 5 and erupted for 37 points 23 fgs, a series high for the league mvp. Lebron james comments on winning 2016 nba finals, series.
The 2017 nba finals featuring the same two teams was the most watched nba final series on abc averaging an 11. The 2016 nba finals was the championship series of the national basketball association nba 201516 season and conclusion of the 2016 playoffs. The cleveland cavaliers overcame a 31 deficit for the first time in nba finals history and brought the city of cleveland their first championship since 1964. In last years finals, andre iguodala held lebron to an efg% of 41. Game 7 of the nba finalsa pulsating 9389 win for the cleveland cavaliers over the golden state warriorsdrew 30. Including the 2016 playoffs, the cavaliers put together 10 streaks of at. The winners of the finals are awarded the larry obrien championship trophy, which replaced the walter a.
This unbelievable stat illustrates just how great lebron james was in the finals. The eastern and western conference champions play a bestofseven game series to determine the league champion. Warriors vs thunder, 43 2016 western conference finals team and players stats from the western conference finals series played between the golden state warriors and the oklahoma city thunder in. James and the cavaliers became the first team in nba history to come back from a seemingly insurmountable 31 deficit in the nba finals, winning the final three games of the series. In game 1 of the 2016 nba finals, the golden state warriors took a 10 series lead over the cavaliers despite off shooting nights for the splash brothers. Now lets take a look back at the top 10 best nba finals of all time. Sportvu provides a breakdown of player matchups for lebron james, kyrie irving, stephen curry and klay thompson and key play types for both teams isolations and drives for the cavs and ball screens and 3pointers for the warriors. Basketballreference utilizes official nba data for. The golden state warriors won an nba record 73 games during the regular season. Allstar games 2020 allstar game, 2019 allstar game, 2018 allstar game, 2017 allstar game. Jun 17, 2016 they did it last playoffs in the nba finals down 21, they did it during this years recordsetting 73win season and theyve done it throughout the 2016 playoffs, even coming back from a 31. Select the teams choose at least two teams from the menus below to start your trade step 2. With an incredible performance in the 2016 nba finals, lebron james. Cleveland cavaliers vs golden state warriors game 7 replay.
Personally, id say the absence of andrew bogut who got injured in game 5 and missed the reminder of nba finals 2016 was a significantly much more impactful for gsw blowing away their 31 lead. Throughout this finals series, lebron has scored 19 points on 23 drives and connected on 20 of 30 total shot attempts versus iguodala in 37. The nba finals is the annual championship series of the national basketball association nba. The sioux falls skyforce enter the finals having won 44 of the 54 games theyve played this season. As the numbers suggest, the 2016 finals was a tough series for curry. Kyrie irving came out firing during game 3 of the 2016 nba finals the cleveland cavaliers point guard had 19 points at halftime, which included three 3pointers. Ranking each of lebron james 8 nba finals appearances. Cleveland cavaliers at golden state warriors box score. Look back at some of the best moments and quotes from the series. Realtime stats, scores, highlights and more are available to fans on. The tournament ended with the eastern conference champion cleveland cavaliers defeating the western conference champion golden state warriors 4 games to 3 after the warriors led the series 3 games to 1.1284 604 296 211 178 948 384 790 970 184 689 476 810 412 985 1322 374 544 461 984 853 429 1073 902 45 1342 931 212 1228 335 710 249 241 424 181 1043 1237 229 811 1391 989