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Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win

Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win

"I don't see a big gap", Lue said following Golden State's 129-120 Game 5 victory on Monday and 4-1 Finals win over the Cavs.

Kevin Durant hugged his mom in the moments after victory in Game Five of the NBA Finals brought him his first championship.

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were too much for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to handle, with the Golden State Warriors taking Game 5 129-120 and the National Basketball Association championship at Oracle Arena on Monday night.

Durant was unanimously named 2017 Finals MVP.

After shooting 55.6 percent and contributing 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists to the five-game domination, he now has a new title.

That stung ever since, as Durant understood, because he gave up the same lead to the Warriors a round earlier with Oklahoma City.

Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mom, made sure to celebrate with her son.

Green stayed on the court in a game that featured three technicals on one play 3:08 before halftime.

"There was never any question in my mind that this was going to work", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the addition of Durant to a Curry-led core that already was good enough to make consecutive Finals. West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received techs after a replay review. He finished with averages of 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the five-game series. He proved all his critics wrong on Tuesday as he was declared the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals after his team beat Cleveland Cavaliers in the fifth game to clinch the championship.

"I had a letdown a year ago", Green said. "But I'm going to celebrate this one for now".

Overall, the Warriors are 207-39 during Kerr's tenure as coach. However, Golden State, playing in front of their home fans, bounced back to take an 11-point lead into the halftime break.

But that idea fizzled fast when the Warriors opened with a pair of lopsided wins at home, fought back late to steal the next game in Cleveland and then, after dropping their first game of the postseason, closed out the series at home.

The Cavs have the second highest odds to win next year's championship, at 3-1 at the SuperBook.


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