Golden State Warriors Sweep LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Finals
By Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN Staff Writer // June 9, 2018
Durant wins MVP, Warriors THIRD TITLE IN FOUR YEARS
ABOVE VIDEO: Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Kevin Durant who was named Finals MVP for the second straight year recorded a triple-double as the Warriors defeated the Cavs, 108-85. Golden State won back-to-back Championships and their third in the last five years.
(ESPN) – Before the Hamptons, before light-years ahead, and before Jurassic basketball thinkers had to concede that a small team could actually win an NBA championship with jump-shooting, finesse and defense, nobody spoke of the Golden State Warriors as a squad with multiple Hall of Famers, let alone one.
The Warriors are celebrating their third title on Friday night after beating the Cavaliers 108-85, with a signature third-quarter run that buried their beleaguered opponent.
For the Warriors dynasty — and it’s now a dynasty — the sweep is yet another achievement. But it’s easy to forget that, four years ago, they were a team that couldn’t survive a first-round series against the LA Clippers.
Stephen Curry was an impish one-time All-Star, a novelty shooter who could delight with a 54-point outburst at the Garden, but nobody you’d ride deep into the playoffs — certainly not on those ankles
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ABOVE VIDEO: The Warriors are Back-to-Back Champs, as Kevin Durant wins the Finals MVP finishing with 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game in the four-game series sweep of Cleveland.
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