Update: Irving recorded 26 points (10-23 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 43 minutes during the Cavaliers' 93-89 win over the Warriors in Sunday's Game 7.
Analysis: Irving canned arguably the biggest bucket of his career when he stepped back on the Warriors' Stephen Curry for a three-pointer that gave the Cavaliers the lead for good with 53 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Irving shook off poor performances in the first two gamess to help the Cavaliers capture its first title in franchise history, finishing the series with averages of 27.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.1 three-pointers and 2.1 steals across 39.0 minutes per game. After missing much of the first half of this past season while recovering from a fractured kneecap, Irving could be in store for a career-best campaign in 2016-17 while entering the year at full health.
Irving had 26 points to help Cleveland take a 3-0 lead in its opening-round series with Detroit with Friday's 101-91 win.
Irving gave the Cavs a big lift on a night where LeBron James shot 8 of 24 from the field. He's been huge thus far in this series, averaging a team-high 26.3 points and shooting 52.2 percent from 3-point range.