Check out the 20 most-watched NBA moments this season as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors go head to head in the NBA finals series.
With 33 league records broken, the 2016-17 NBA has been historic and with the finals set to start on June 2, relive the thrills and spills direct from Google News Lab.
20. Larry Nance Jr. posterizes Brook Lopez:
Witness the amazing athleticism of Larry Nance Jr. as he posterizes Brooklyn Nets veteran, Brook Lopez.
Despite gravity-defying acts of the Lakers sophomore, it didn't stop the team suffering the largest defeat in franchise history. Losing to the Dallas Mavericks by 49 points on January 22nd.
19. LeBron James nails a clutch deep three:
Lebron James asserts himself as the undisputed king of the NBA as he hits a deep three for the overtime win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Lebron also broke a league record this season as he now holds the title for most consecutive seasons averaging at least 25 points.
18. Steph Curry hits 11 threes in just three quarters:
Steph continued his strong shooting form this season, showcased in these amazing three-quarters of play.
Curry also broke the record for most consecutive games with at least one three-pointer, now standing at 157 games.
17. Paul Pierce's return and farewell in Boston:
While many fans thought that Pierce would end his impressive career wearing a Celtics jersey, this was a fitting goodbye from the Boston Franchise.
16. Steph Curry's 9 threes in a 42 point performance:
Steph appears again in Google News Lab's list, scoring 42 points with 27 of those coming from three-pointers.
15. Ginobili's game-saving block on Harden
In a cutthroat series between Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, Manu Ginobili makes the defensive play of his career.
14. Durant returns to Oklahoma City as a Warrior:
Oklahoma City Thunder fans had this date circled on their calendars, as Kevin Durrant returns to Chesapeake Energy Arena following his controversial trade to the Golden State Warriors.
13. Kyrie gets game-winner against Warriors, again:
Warriors were after blood in this Christmas Day matchup after their Finals loss to Cleveland Cavaliers. Instead, Kyrie hit another big shot to win the game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also had a historic season, breaking the record for most threes in a game after hitting 25 threes against the Atlanta Hawks on March 3rd.
12. Larry Sanders' returns for the first time in two years:
Following Sander's break from basketball due to health reasons, he was signed by the Cavaliers on March 13th. The next night, Sanders returned to the court for the first time since the 2013-2014 season.
11. Durant and Westbrook meet for the first time since trade:
Although the result didn't live up to expectations of fans, this game was surrounded with tension and controversy as Westbrook and Durrant compete against each other for the first time.
10. Westbrook breaks down Pheonix Suns with Shamgod:
Russell Westbrook had the season of his career to date, headlined by his 42 triple doubles, breaking the over half-a-century old record previously held by NBA legend.
Westbrook flooded the NBA with his highlights, with this play coming in at the top.
9. Westbrook and Durrant meet, again:
NBA fans loved the idea of ex-teammate Durrant playing against Westbrook. Despite Westbrook's best efforts to win at least one game against the Golden State Warriors in the regular season Durrant and his stacked team were too strong.
8. Klay Thompson's 60 points in 29 minutes:
This record-breaking performance has been the highlight of the Golden State Warrior's career. Thompson shot 63% from the field, including hitting 8 threes as well.
7. Curry's 25 points in the 3rd quarter:
Steph Curry features again, ranking 7th in the most-watched moments of the 2016-17 NBA season. 25 of his 43 points was scored in the third quarter as the Warriors dominated the Clippers.
6. Curry brothers go head to head:
Stephen Curry appears to be the NBA fans favorite, especially when matching up with his younger brother Seth Curry, coming in at 6th place. The two brother combined for 34 points and 14 assists as Warriors hosted the Mavericks.
5. Curry hits back-to-back threes:
For the third time in a row, Curry earns his spot at number 5 with his impressive shooting ability, hitting a buzzer-beater three to end the quarter shortly following a four-point-play on the profession possession.
4. Lebron James and Kevin Durrant go head to head on Christmas Day:
Two of basketball's greats playing against each other is always exciting to watch. By the end of the game, both Durrant and James led their team in points, each respectively scoring 36 and 31.
3. Curry breaks the record for most threes in a game:
Steph consolidates his title as the best shooter in the history of the NBA after hitting 13 threes in a game, the most ever in the NBA.
2. Westbrook notched 42nd triple-double, the most in NBA history:
Despite Westbrook also breaking the record with James Harden for most turnovers ever in the NBA, his 42 triple-doubles helped the Thunder make the playoffs without the once franchise star, Kevin Durrant. His efforts also pushed a league breaking record, Westbrooks 42 contributed to the 115 triple-doubles throughout the whole league, the most in a season.
1. Booker's 70 point game:
At the age of 20, Booker became the youngest player to score 70 points in a game against the Boston Celtics. Devin Booker gave the NBA a glimpse of his future potential after this historic game, despite losing to the Celtics.