June 28, 2017

Warriors beat Cavs to take NBA title

14 June 2017, 06:43 | Jackie Morgan

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win NBA title

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win NBA title

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were unstoppable carrying the team to their nine-point victory. But against good teams you can't give away games, like Game 3 at home, and then expect to come here and win in a hostile environment.

After coming out to a ideal 15-0 in post season, the Warriors dropped game 4 in Cleveland against the Cavaliers and finished off the series Monday night in Oakland with a 129-120 win.

Maybe Thompson or Curry would have hit those shots if Durant never came to Golden State; maybe the Warriors would have won the title without him; maybe Durant didn't actually alter National Basketball Association history in any meaningful way.

The Cavs narrowed the gap slightly in the third but the Warriors were able to keep their opponents at arm's length to wrap up a second title in three years.

Iguodala chipped in with 20 points off the bench and Draymond Green had a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Warriors, who topped 100 points for the 17th straight time in the playoffs. The Dubs went 16-1 in the postseason for the best playoff record in a single National Basketball Association postseason.

ESPN spoke with seven Las Vegas bookmakers about the topic, and five of the six bookmakers had the Warriors favored in a game between this year's Golden State team and Michael Jordan's 1995-96 Bulls team.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who played on the 1995-96 Bulls, had the ideal response to these comments. When asked about his future in the league, he said: "For me personally - I don't know".

Q. It was mentioned before that Kevin Durant lost his first NBA Finals when you won your first NBA Finals.

Kyrie Irving, the second-best player on the Cavaliers, was confident the team can challenge the Warriors again.

To win his first championship, Durant had to go through the game's greatest player in Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who he defended for most of the five games. "We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us". "That's the type of guy that I want to be with every single time". "I'm trying to build a second part of my life as a man living in a different part of the country, just trying to do different things", he told The Washington Post earlier this year. She came bounding over to him and grabbed him by his beard so she could pull his face to look at her. "Look at me!"

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