15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

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1. Kyrie Irving sinks the Warriors (2016)

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The Cavaliers and Warriors, Finals combatants, were matched up in 2016. The troika of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 86 of Cleveland’s 109 points. The Warriors had a seven-point lead entering the final quarter. Cleveland put it together and Irving delivered the dagger with a fadeaway over Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds remaining to give the Cavs a 109-108 victory.

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