A mouthwatering clash of the titans and the reprise of the last year's finals will be played on a Christmas day between the Warriors and the Cavs, so prepare yourselves for the spectacle in Ohio. But James' rim-rattling dunk with 1:43 left gave the Cavs a 105-103 lead - their first since early in the first quarter - and Irving finished off the stunning comeback with a turnaround jumper. Kyrie Irving, whose 3-pointer in the final seconds of Game 7 proved to be the deciding basket in the series last spring, is looking forward to the rematch.
The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors squared off, Kyrie Irving hit an unbelievable game-winning shot that stunned the Warriors' faithful and sent Cavs supporters into hysterics.
ROSTER NOTE: Warriors C Damian Jones was recalled from D-League Santa Cruz and will join the team in Cleveland. And then, after the Cavs did a brilliant job switching off-ball screens to stifle the Warriors' possession and force a shot-clock violation with 13.5 seconds remaining, Kyrie seized the moment, putting an exclamation point on one of the finest games of the National Basketball Association season.
Kevin Love added 20 points and six rebounds. However, we're getting free points with the Cavs and LeBron James. Who could resist the first meeting between these two since the Cavaliers came back from a three-games-to-one deficit to knock off the Warriors and deliver Cleveland its first championship in a half-century?
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The Warriors leading scorer off the bench this year has been Ian Clark, who comes into today's matchup averaging 10.4 points on 68 percent shooting over his last five games.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is excited to see how his team responds later on Sunday.
J.R. Smith will be out for a while with a thumb issue after he had surgery to fix it. They're the best team in the East, and we're the best team in the West.
To remind their guests of what happened in June, the Cavs left a door propped open just down the hallway from Golden State's locker room where a large photo of James' game-changing, career-defining block of Andre Iguodala in Game 7 was on display. Durant, though, countered with 11 and helped the Warriors take a 87-80 lead into the fourth. His big quarter was the third (16 points, four 3s), but he had a play for the ages late in the fourth. "It's going to be a fun game", Golden State's other MVP, Stephen Curry told reporters.