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Golden State defeat Cleveland Cavaliers to claim National Basketball Association crown

Golden State defeat Cleveland Cavaliers to claim National Basketball Association crown

Here's how Cleveland can improve the roster in order to make a run at the Warriors next season.

Fans light fireworks on a street in downtown Oakland, Calif., after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday June 12, 2017.

"I ain't got to say nothing", Durant said, as if that was all he had to say. "I was anxious, I was jittery. Like I said, tried to be myself, be aggressive and sacrifice as well".

The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 NBA Finals only to lose to them a year ago after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game 4 of the best-of-seven championship. "So I've also realized that as far as becoming more of a team player, since my first year I've grown so much and I'm proud of myself in that area as well, but I've got a long ways to go".

Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench in a testy, tightly called finale to this trilogy Finals that everyone had stamped on the calendar from the moment Durant departed Oklahoma City to join Curry and Co. last July.

This year, the Warriors didn't blow a 3-1 lead in the finals; they took it home to Oakland to win the series and cement their place as a team to be reckoned with.

This time, King James gave way to KD, who was the NBA Finals MVP 10 years after being picked second in the NBA draft behind Greg Oden.

Kerr returned to coach the last four games of the NBA Finals after taking time off since the middle of the first round of the playoffs in hopes of finding a remedy to the nausea and migraines he was experiencing stemming from back surgery from almost two years ago.

After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals MVP Durant.

After handily beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals on Monday, the Golden State Warriors have chose to skip the traditional post-championship White House visit after a unanimous vote, according to reports.

"You have to tip your hat to Cleveland", he said. They did it while absorbing some of LeBron James's best punches, and as awe-inspiring as a 16-1 romp through the playoffs might be, this outcome was never really in doubt. "But we prevailed, we're champions and it's wonderful doing it on our home floor".

What truly amazed over the five games was how LeBron James kept his ragtag team in the last three games of the series.

"Experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing", said James.

"I left everything on the floor every game, all five games", he said.

"The Warriors just put out a statement saying no decision has been made, but I talked to Draymond Green last night".

Curry had Durant to complement his game this time, to take some pressure off.


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