The 2016 NBA Finals was the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA) 2015–16 year and conclusion of this 2016 playoffs. The Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the defending NBA champion and Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors 4–3 in a rematch of their 2015 NBA Finals. This was the 14th rematch of the previous NBA Finals in history, and also the very first Finals since 2008 in which the number one seed in each summit fulfilled. This was the second right rematch in back-to-back years, since the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs played each other in 2013 and 2014.
Golden State, which made home-court benefit with setting the NBA regular season wins record (73–9), jumped into a two –0 lead in the series while recording the biggest combined margin of success (48) through two games in NBA Finals history. Cleveland returned home and reacted with a 120–90 triumph in Game 3, but the Warriors won Game 4 to take a 3–1 series lead. The Cavaliers won the following three matches to become the first team in Finals history to successfully defeat a 3–1 shortage. Additionally, it marked the first time since 1978 that Game 7 has been won by the road team.
For the first time since 2004, a new scheduling format was instituted for the Finals. Tuesday scheme — in previous years, the Finals were performed in a Thursday — Sunday. On the other hand, the league changed its scheduling to make sure an excess day off for both teams, which need to travel from 1 city to another during the series. This, together with the designated travel day, took place after Games 2, 5, 4, and 6.
The win from the Cavaliers was the first major professional sports championship won by a team based in Cleveland since 1964, and the first-ever championship won from the Cavaliers franchise. NBA Finals MVP winner LeBron James propelled the Cavaliers into the historical recovery. James had a historically great Finals performance, becoming the first player in NBA history to lead all players at a playoff series in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks
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