The Cavaliers turned it around the following season and won their first championship in 2016 beating the Warriors. Although the Cavs eventually took the series, both teams had plenty of ups and downs on both ends of the floor, Cleveland just had more ups than downs throughout the seven games.
Fast forward to today and Green has come full circle, helping the Cavs reach the NBA Finals.
After facing unlikely and seemingly insurmountable odds depending on where you look, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in the NBA Finals for the 4th straight season. "But we'll worry about that when we get home". His 19 points and eight rebounds in Game 7 against his former team provided much-needed relief for James, who had been carrying the team up until that point.More news: UCF fans take issue with Las Vegas Golden Knights' national anthem twist
"I hate when people say that", said Curry (prior to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.) "Like it's - they're National Basketball Association players, and yeah they're new and what-not and 'Bron is incredible, (and) he played an unbelievable playoff run to date and has willed his team to his eighth straight Finals and all that, which is unbelievable to think about the consistency and the longevity and just the level of greatness that he's shown in the Eastern Conference".
"You have to have endurance, you've got to have resiliency, you've got to have confidence in yourself, no matter how the game's going up until that point, that you can turn it around". Golden State is basically unbeatable coming off halftime. "We should be trying to beat each other".
Film-wise, those two games are meaningless now.More news: North Korea and the art of diplomatic brinkmanship
Gilbert has had few words to say about James' situation on the record this season. "I think we used that to our advantage". "We're where we set out to be and where we knew we could be at this point". However, they're back again and that should be seen as an accomplishment after a drama-filled season.
Same goes for the Warriors. "Believe it or not, it's not all success with the Warriors".
And now it's time for one of these teams to earn a title.More news: Moving lava sparks immediate evacuations in Hawaii