The Greatest NBA Finals Games in History
The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are going head to head in this year’s NBA Finals. The Finals are the pinnacle of the NBA season and lasting memories are sure to be made in 2017. Let us take some time and reflect over the glorious games of Finals past.
Game 7, 1957- Boston Celtics vs St. Louis Hawks
The earliest NBA Finals match up on our list; this bout went all the way to Game 7. Certainly not the only championship series to see a Game 7 conclusion, it is the only one to go into double overtime. The monumental final scores of Celtics 125 and Hawks 123, is a testament to how badly the two teams desired to be crowned champions. The Celtic win would also lay the foundation for their next 17 Championship wins, currently the most in the NBA.
Game 5, 2007- Eastern Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Detroit Pistons
A player that will be remembered by future basketball fans; LeBron James’ performance in this NBA Finals game solidified his position as one of the best athletes in the NBA today. Although the Pistons were the favored team that year, James and the Cavaliers entered the series with something to prove. Nothing could stop James, who eventually scored 39 of the Cavaliers last 40 points, and led the Cavaliers to a 109 – 107 victory.
Game 5, 1997 — Chicago Bulls 90 vs Utah Jazz 88
Michael Jordan is one of the greatest players to ever grace the court and this 1997 NBA Finals game only adds to his legend. Dubbed the “Flu Game” by fans, Jordan lead his Bulls to a Game five win all while battling a stomach flu. Spectators noticed the visibly fatigued Jordan, enter the stadium sweating buckets. They then witnessed him dominate the Utah defense. Chicago’s 90 – 88 victory helped the Bulls regain their lead in the series.
Did we miss any of your favorite NBA Finals moments? Do you think we will see another historic game during this year’s Final? Let us know in the comments!
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