Warriors vs. Cavaliers: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2016

December 25th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers are masters at erasing big deficits.    

Months removed from their historic comeback from 3-1 down in the NBA Finals, the defending champions made the Golden State Warriors' 13-point lead with 8:17 remaining in the fourth quarter disappear before Kyrie Irving hit a game-winning jumper over Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds left to catapult the Cavs to a 109-108 win at Quicken Loans Arena. 

Irving finished with 25 points, 10 assists and seven steals, and as always, LeBron James came to play with a signature performance. 

In 40 minutes, James poured in a team-high 31 points (12-of-22 shooting) to go with 13 rebounds, four assists and a show-stopping dunk that punctuated Cleveland's momentum swing late in the fourth, as NBA TV documented on Twitter: 

ESPN's Tom Haberstroh took time to praise James in the midst of the Cavaliers' epic comeback triumph: 

Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 36 points and Klay Thompson added 24, but a 15-point showing from Stephen Curry on 4-of-11 shooting prevented Golden State from re ...

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