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Cavaliers Win 2016 NBA Finals: Score, Celebration Highlights, Twitter Reaction

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst IIIJune 20, 2016

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The city of Cleveland may never stop partying.

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their comeback from a 3-1 series deficit to win their first NBA championship by defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday at Oracle Arena.

LeBron James became the third player in NBA history to record a triple-double in a Game 7, notching 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists on his way to his third Finals MVP award and third NBA title.

Check out the reactions and highlights from the historic celebration:

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

Let the celebration begin! Stay safe and enjoy this moment, Cleveland. #OneForTheLand https://t.co/SB0PedktIA

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

We did it, Cleveland. #NBAChampions | #OneForTheLand https://t.co/7Hndm6YaB1

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

It's the year of the Cavalier. #NBAChampions https://t.co/v9z3s1HAhB

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

"LeBron, it was unanimous. YOU are the #NBAFinals MVP." #NBAChampions | #OneForTheLand https://t.co/IJJ7QrfP8p

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

We wouldn't have our 100th playoff victory in #CavsHistory go down any other way. #NBAChampions | #OneForTheLand https://t.co/jKRDyMUGll

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

Poppin champagne CUZ WE WON a championship game #NBAChampions https://t.co/CLUNU5K72h

FearTheSword @FearTheSword

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE CRYING IN THIS BAR. THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE. I CAN'T BELIEVE WE GET TO SHARE THIS JOURNEY WITH YOU GUYS

The Undefeated @TheUndefeated

Who brought Cleveland its first time in 52 years? https://t.co/iWjDd0oOoN

Bleacher Report NBA @BR_NBA

When you realize Shump and JR won a title before you https://t.co/snq1oBnFNm

Justin Timberlake @jtimberlake

Lebron did it. Everybody be quiet. Goodnight.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

LeBron James is the unanimous 2016 NBA Finals MVP. https://t.co/L4XDDXYlaT

Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

The 2016 Cavs: A tremendous example for why you must never quit, why you must never lay down when things look bleak, no matter the odds.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Car trying to get through crowd in downtown Cleveland. Good luck. https://t.co/Wju2p4frcF

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

The beauty of victory. The agony of defeat. #NBAFinals https://t.co/2sVbwD8mRh

Golden State Warriors @warriors

What a time, #DubNation. #StrengthInNumbers https://t.co/LTaVFimdHh

Steve Noah @Steve_OS

CONGRATS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS https://t.co/LBbYotsHSD

NBA TV @NBATV

The #NBAFinals celebration is on in Cleveland! https://t.co/zZ3AAzssXm

Cleveland's triumph will go down as one of the greatest stories in sports history. The Cavaliers, down 3-1, turned to James and a clutch Kyrie Irving for three straight games to win the most unlikely of championships for a city plagued by years of bad luck.

Furthermore, Cleveland knocked off a 73-win team that was one victory away from completing the greatest season in NBA history.

James moved into a class of his own after winning another championship. Not only was it his third title, but he also did something that seemed improbable when he came into the league: bringing Cleveland an NBA title.

Cleveland is now the capital of the basketball world, and James showed he is one of the best to ever play the game.

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