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LeBron's devastating block in the final minutes paved the way for his crowning moment

Never forget, defence wins Championships.

KYRIE IRVING’S FLAWLESS three pointer over Steph Curry was the score that made the difference in the end, but the game’s most memorable play had already happened given him the wiggle room make it happen.

At 89 apiece, Andre Iguodala was certain his lay-up would put the Warriors two up with 110 seconds to play.

He did enough to beat JR Smith, but he forgot just how much LeBron James has craved an NBA title for Cleveland. The King already had a triple double against his name, but comes from nowhere, sprinting first to eat up the ground and then checking his stride as Iguodala does so that he can fly to the Cavaliers’ rescue.

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A devastating block. Two gigantic points in championship minutes, smashed off the path to the net and left splattered on the backboard.

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It was going to take something very special to become the first team to ever come from 3 – 1 down to win an NBA Finals. James did his part over and over again, and Irving was never far behind; capping a hard-won 26 points with this little bit of history.

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