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Was that the greatest Game 7 in NBA history?
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Sunday night's final showdown between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers was a drama of epic proportions. There have been 119 Game 7s in NBA history, and they are inherently one of the most riveting sporting experiences on earth, where every move matters and teams play as though their lives depended on it.

But was Sunday's night game the best Game 7 ever? Complex compiled a list of the best Game 7s should you need a review – last night's contest didn't make the list.

The odds heavily favored the Golden State Warriors, last year's championship winners and the winningest team in NBA history who ran roughshod over the Cavs in the first three games of the series. But then the Cavaliers fought their way back, becoming the first team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 deficit to win the title. Game 7 was a neck-and-neck nailbiter  20 lead changes and 11 ties, including a 4th-quarter tie with less than a minute left on the clock. 

But LeBron James dominated  leading his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. He was the first player in ANY series to ever do that. There was deep emotional impact of James winning for his hometown — a city that hasn't had any major sports championship for 52 years. 

"It could not have been a better ending. And it could not have been a more incredible path to get there," Deadspin said. USA Today called it "better than any sports movie that’s ever been made." 

What do you think: #2016Game7GOAT or #2016Game7NotGOAT?

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Was that the greatest Game 7 in NBA history?
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Fans agreed almost unanimously the game was definitely one for the record books – but "one of the best" does not equal "the best."
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It was definitely the most watched NBA game in ABC history, which should count for something.
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The emotional weight of the victory alone may have made it the greatest.
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For Warriors fans, their team's performance definitely left them wanting.
FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Was that the greatest Game 7 in NBA history?
A festive crown for the winner
#2016Game7GOAT
#2016Game7NotGOAT