Kyrie does it again, hits game-winning dagger to push Cavs past Warriors in Christmas classic

The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors squared off, Kyrie Irving hit an unbelievable game-winning shot that stunned the Warriors’ faithful and sent Cavs supporters into hysterics.

The more things change, huh?

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With Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson draped absolutely all over him, the Cavs’ All-Star point guard hit a turnaround fadeaway 13-foot jumper with 3.4 seconds left to give Cleveland a 109-108 win over the Warriors in an instant classic that lived up to every ounce of the pregame hype that attended this meeting of the teams that have played for the past two NBA championships.

The Warriors had one last chance to answer, inbounding after a timeout with 3.4 ticks left. But Durant stumbled on the catch as he turned to dribble, and wound up heading to the deck and heaving a prayer toward the rim that went unanswered:

Despite what looked like a lot of contact, the referees judged that Cavs swingman Richard Jefferson didn’t give Durant enough help in losing his balance to demand a foul call,

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