The Golden State Warriors Are NBA Champions Once Again

Golden State took home their second championship in three years last night as they topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win game five and capture a 4-1 NBA Finals victory.

kgncnewsnow.com

This Warriors team, perhaps one of the greatest teams of all time, were favorites to take home the title after last year’s game seven loss to Cleveland. Signing Kevin Durant only helped their cause.

All the controversy aside, this team had the most dominant playoff performance of all time. They were 16-1 throughout these playoffs and their only loss came in game four of the Finals.

Game five was one of the closest games this series has seen. It was back and forth the entire way. For the most part, however, the Golden State Warriors held the lead for the majority of the game.

LeBron James capped off a stellar Finals performance, netting 41 points on 13 rebounds and eight assists. James finished this series averaging 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists in this series, making him the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double in the Finals. Kyrie Irving added 26 points and six assists.

https://twitter.com/cavs/status/874637460352913408/video/1

The Cleveland supporting cast had their best performance of the Finals. Tristan Thompson finished with 15 points and eight rebounds while JR Smith was on fire from deep, knocking down seven threes and totaling 25 points. Perhaps where most fingers will point when it comes to this loss is Kevin Love, who finished with only six points and 10 rebounds.

The story of this series has not so much been the lack of play from Cleveland, but more so the Golden State Warriors out matching them.

Kevin Durant continued his historic NBA Finals performance by finishing with 39 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Steph Curry added 34 points while dishing out 10 assists. These two have played consistently throughout this series. The difference maker in this game, however, was veteran Andre Iguodala who finished with 20 points.

https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/874492325673783296/photo/1

“If Kevin Durant was the consolation prize to lose, thanks for that loss,” Draymond Green said. “And we are champs this year.”

And rightfully so. Despite Kevin Durant making what some have called the weakest move in NBA history, it all worked out in the end. He got his title and did so with one of the best performances we have ever seen. He lived up to everything that was expected of him.

Was this a weak move? Yes. Did Durant leave Oklahoma City for a 72-win team that defeated him the year before? Yes. Durant backed it all up, however, which made this extremely controversial decision worth it.

https://twitter.com/Nike/status/874473491428392960/video/1

I have a gut feeling that this is not the last time we will see these two teams square off in the NBA finals. Both teams should return next year with the same goal in mind: To take home an NBA title.

“We’ll be back,” LeBron James told Kyrie Irving while exiting Oracle Arena, “We’ll be back.”

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Andrew McCutchen Traded To San Francisco Giants

    Monday morning, the Pittsburgh Pirates was traded Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitcher Kyle Crick, outfielder Bryan Reynolds and international bonus pool money. "It's no secret that we were looking to further add run production to our lineup," said Brian Sabean, Giants executive vice president of baseball operations. "Anytime you...

    Read More
  • Minnesota Advances To NFC Championship In Crazy Finish

    Just when we thought playoff football could not get any better, it did. Last night, the Minnesota Vikings topped the New Orleans Saints 29-24 as time expired and became the first team in NFL history to win in walk-off fashion in a postseason game. This was probably the closest thing that football will have to...

    Read More
  • New York Giants Narrow Head Coach Search To Three Candidates

    Following the firing of Ben McAdoo in the latter parts of the season, the New York Giants have narrowed down their search to three potential candidates: Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia and Pat Shurmur. As of now, the three have a very equal shot at filling the vacancy. Both Patricia and McDaniels are apart of the...

    Read More
  • Billboard Congrats Alabama, And Asks Them To Play UCF

    The feud is still going strong. Even after the Alabama Crimson Tide won the national championship Monday night, UCF still is making their point known that they deserve to have the right to compete for that. Following the championship, UCF fans bought a billboard where they asked Alabama for a home and home series down...

    Read More
  • Highlights From LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball’s First Professional Game

    LaMelo Ball became the youngest American basketball player to ever play in a professional game. Alongside him playing for Vytautas, a professional basketball team in Lithuania, was his older brother LiAngelo Ball. Liangelo, who started the season playing for the UCLA Bruins, decided to drop out of college and seek alternative options following his suspension...

    Read More
  • The Untold Story Behind An Unforgettable National Championship

    Last night canvassed one of the best national championships in recent memory as the Alabama Crimson Tide topped the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23. This game was really a tale of two halves. The first half was back and forth, but not very entertaining. Both teams traded possessions time and time again, but Georgia took advantage of...

    Read More