Golden State fought off a charge from defending champions the Cavaliers on Monday to earn their second National Basketball Association championship in three seasons with a 129-120 game-five victory.
The party began as soon as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night. The Warriors won a league-record 14 consecutive games during this year's playoffs and went 16-1 overall in the postseason.
Durant's 39 points, seven rebounds and five assists led his team to the mountaintop and may have quieted his critics and his rivals for the time being. If you're looking for a great way to celebrate Durant and the Warriors win, customize a pair now while you have a chance from nike.com. "I was trying to challenge he him", Durant said. "I can't wait to celebrate with my teammates in the locker room". This time, Curry, Durant and the rest of the team silenced Cleveland before they had a chance to make more noise.
"Like I said, teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team". "I left everything I had out on the floor every single game for five games in this Finals, and you come up short". "From when I played him in the 2012 Finals to now. experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing".More news: India blank Pakistan by 124 runs in Champions Trophy
With Thompson playing in his third consecutive finals, this gives Washington State their 4th straight NBA Finals appearance and three Championships over those four years.
The X factor was Kevin Durant, who won the first championship of his illustrious career and was crowned Finals MVP, recording more than 30 points in each game of the series. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it". Kyrie Irving finished with 26 points but shot 9 for 22.