Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in a heated cross-conference matchup. The Cavs improved their record to 3-4 after a flat start to the 2022-23 season. The win over Steph Curry and the Warriors is Cleveland’s first since 2017. Astonishingly, the last victory was when LeBron James and Kyrie Irving led the team.

The Cavs beat the Warriors for the first time in six years

Naturally, fans on social media are amazed by this feat. One user reminisced by posting a clip of Kyrie Irving’s cold Christmas Day game-winner against Golden State in 2016:

LeBron James had a first-class seat to Irving’s shot. It brings viewers back to the moment Irving helped Cleveland to its first championship with his original clutch shot on Steph Curry in the 2016 NBA Finals. The social media mayhem did not end there.

Many fans cannot believe it took the Cavs so long to beat the Dubs. One simply stated, “That’s actually insane.” Here are a few other noteworthy reactions:

Of course, there was no shortage of upset Warriors fans, but their complaints have more to do with their team’s schemes than the Cavs’ play. One fan comically roasted Steve Kerr’s lineup decisions:

Golden State played a competitive game. Draymond Green suffered a kick to the groin early in the first quarter, but the veteran battled through it to finish with 18 points, 8 assists, and three rebounds. Steph Curry finished with 28 points, but it was not enough to stop the might of the Cavs.

Donovan Mitchell’s 31 points and seven assists were too much to handle. He had help from Darius Garland, who chipped in 24 points of his own. The Cavs look to ride their momentum into the In-Season Tournament.