New Delhi: The Oracle Arena in Oakland, California rankled on Sunday night in support of NBA’s most successful basketball team in history: The Golden State Warriors. As the curtains were lifted and the game commenced, there was little doubt that the GSW would emerge victorious once again, shrugging off the fact that one of their main players had been sent off from the match at a crucial point in game 6.
But determined as they were, the Cleveland Cavaliers boasted the spirit of the warriors for the night. And when the game looked to be in its best steering towards the GSW, the Cavaliers pumped up their game a notch, giving the nozzle an extra boost to stay ahead in the race.
Lebron James, the invisible man, flew through the roof to give Cavaliers the mental boost that they needed, and when it mattered the most, he crunched himself up and bounced with the ball to block crucial points of the Warriors.
Lebron James and Kyrie Irving worked like the wing of the same bird; the former amassing 27 points while the latter settling for an almost choreographed 26. When the dust was settled and the fans gathered in the arena realised that it was indeed the Cavaliers game, Warriors were down and Cleveland Cavaliers had pulled a narrow 93-89 victory.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warrior’s 3-point machine, wreaked some havoc in the field, but it was of no avail as they suffered a defence setback and were overwhelmed by the Cavaliers who grew more adamant and determined every passing minute.
Cleveland Cavaliers’ victory marks a historic turn for the Cleveland team who haven’t seen an NBA title till now.
At the post-game interview, Lebron said, “I came back for a reason: I came back to bring a championship to our city.” All those who vilified his exit looked at the man, and excited by the momentous occasion, they cheered and howled.