* Margin of Victory | Games | Year
This is the first time in Finals history that all six games of a Finals series have been decided by 10 or more points.
118 | 6 | 2016
105 | 5 | 1965
101 | 7 | 2005
101 | 7 | 1960
97 | 6 | 1982
* Fewest points, first quarter (shot clock era)
The Warriors managed just 11 points in the first quarter of Game 6, setting a record for fewest points scored in the first quarter of a Finals game in the shot-clock era.
13 — Ft. Wayne at Syracuse, April 2, 1955 & Milwaukee at Boston, May 3, 1974
* Largest lead at end of first quarter
The Cavs’ 31-11 lead after the first quarter tied for the second-largest lead after the first quarter in Finals history.
21 — L.A. Lakers vs. Boston, June 12, 2008 (led 35-14; lost 91-97)
20 — Cleveland vs. Golden State (led 31-21, won 115-101) & Los Angeles vs. New York, May 6, 1970 (led 36-16; won 135-113)
* LeBron does it again
LeBron James scored 40-plus points in consecutive games in a single Finals, but LeBron is the only one who did it in consecutive elimination games
* Home teams in Game 7s
In the history of The Finals, only three teams have won Game 7 on the road:
Bullets/Wizards vs. Sonics, 1978
Celtics vs. Bucks, 1974
Celtics vs. Lakes, 1969
* Even scoring in Finals so far
After six games in The Finals, the Warriors and Cavs have each scored 610 total points in the series.
This last happened in the 1993 Finals (Bulls vs. Suns) which ended in Game 6 with Chicago’s victory.
This is the first NBA Finals in history in which both teams scored the same amount of points entering Game 7.