The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by NBA Finals MVP LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, brought an end to a 52-year championship drought with a thrilling 93-89 victory in Game 7 Sunday night agsinst the Golden State Warriors.

Irving finished with 26 points and hit a back-breaking three-pointer in Stephen Curry’s face late in the fourth quarter.

Uncle Drew outplayed the two-time regular season MVP throughout the series and cemented his status as one of the top-flight point guards in the League.

Per the AP:

Later, flanked by his three children on Father’s Day, a cigar between his lips and winning net as a necklace with the lingering stench of champagne, James began to understand the magnitude of his accomplishment for Cleveland after a half-century wait. […] “I’m coming home with what I said I was going to do,” he said, adding, “I can’t wait to get off that plane, hold that trophy up and see all our fans at the terminal.”

 

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points to cap his brilliant finals, including a 3-pointer over Curry with 53 seconds left. […] Curry — who said beforehand he needed the best game of his career — scored 17 points on 6-for-19 shooting, while Splash Brother Klay Thompson added 14 points while making 6 of 17 shots.

 

“Now we have our own parade,” Irving said, “and we’ll celebrate it the way it’s supposed to be celebrated in Cleveland.”