WATCH: The last two minutes of the Cavs against the Warriors was spectacular

Cleveland and Golden State did battle again on Christmas Day

BY Adrian Collins 09:00 Monday 26 December 2016, 9:00 26 Dec 2016

Image: NBA/Twitter

There was a thrilling climax to the Christmas Day game between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena. 

The two teams, who had an incredible battle in the NBA Finals earlier this year, went at it again, and the game was on the line deep into the fourth quarter. 

The Warriors had come into the final period of the game with a 14-point lead, but the Cavs managed to turn it around and bring themselves to within one point as the clock continued to tick down with only two minutes left in the game.

Some incredible scoring from Kyrie Irving and an arena-shaking slam dunk from LeBron James were countered by a three pointer from Steph Curry and another dunk from Draymond Green. 

But was Irving again who popped up with the final, improbable score with just three seconds on the clock that sealed the win, in a memorable fixture, surely adding to the growing rivalry between these two teams. 

36-year-old Richard Jefferson was one of the star performers on the night, and added a few spectacular dunks to his highlight reel in the process. 


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