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2016 NBA Finals
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Team Coach Wins
Cleveland Cavaliers Tyronn Lue 4
Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr 3
Dates: June 2–19, 2016
MVP: LeBron James
(Cleveland Cavaliers)
Television: United States:
English: ABC
Spanish: ESPN Deportes
Canada: (all ABC simulcasts)
TSN (Games 1, 2, 5, 7)
Sportsnet (Games 3, 4, 6)
Philippines:
Filipino: ABS CBN
Announcers: ABC:
Mike Breen (play-by-play)
Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy (analysts)
Doris Burke (sideline reporter)
ESPN Deportes:
Álvaro Martín (play-by-play), and Carlos Morales (analyst)
Radio network: ESPN Radio
Announcers: Kevin Calabro and Hubie Brown
Eastern Finals: Cavaliers defeated Raptors 4–2
Western Finals: Warriors defeated Thunder 4-3


The 2016 NBA Finals are the championship series of the 2015–16 NBA season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the defending NBA champion Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors in seven games (4–3) in a rematch of the previous finals, which Golden State won. This is the 14th rematch of the previous NBA Finals in history, and is the first Finals since 2008 in which the number one seed in each conference met. It is the second straight rematch in back-to-back years, as the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs played each other between 2013 and 2014.

The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA Finals history to come back from a 3-1 deficit.

The Finals MVP is LeBron James.

Background

Cleveland Cavaliers

This is the second season and the first full season of The combination JIM (Timofey Mozgov, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving).

Golden State Warriors

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Series summary

Legend: OT denotes a game decided in overtime

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 June 2 Golden State 104–89 Cleveland
Game 2 June 5 Golden State 110–77 Cleveland
Game 3 June 8 Cleveland 120–90 Golden State
Game 4 June 10 Cleveland 108–97 Golden State
Game 5 June 13 Golden State 112–97 Cleveland
Game 6 June 16 Cleveland 115–101 Golden State
Game 7 June 19 Golden State 93–89 Cleveland

Roster

Cleveland Cavaliers

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Golden State Warriors

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