Warriors sweep Cavaliers, win back-to-back National Basketball Association titles

Warriors sweep Cavaliers, win back-to-back National Basketball Association titles

It was the Warriors third NBA title in four straight NBA Finals - all against Cleveland. He has taken Cleveland to the NBA Finals now five times, and this now looks certain to be his fourth loss in those. Others will wait for a more opportune time, a few years from now.

Should Cleveland lose Game 4 of this series Friday night and get swept by Golden State, James would be the fifth player to actually be on the floor for a pair of 4-0 defeats in the NBA Finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James revealed Friday after his team was swept in the NBA Finals that he played the last three games with a broken right hand. In fact, scores were tied and Golden State won in overtime. "This feels like reality", Kerr said. "The experience just helps. But it was hard".

Virtually every word James has uttered over the past week would lead one to believe that he is prepared to leave the Cavaliers. But that Cavs team, which included Kyrie Irving, had a lot more going for it than this year's team. We always keep our eye on them, of course, and there have been kind of three different versions of their team. "They had an incredible run".

Durant, while not his best shooting night (7-17), played inspired defense and finished with a triple-double (20 points, 12 boards, 10 assists) en route to winning back-to-back Finals MVPs. He got seven of the 11 votes cast by the media, with Curry getting the other four.

"Steph went out and recruited K.D. with this in mind: Winning titles", Kerr said. I wondered if we could hit a switch in the postseason. I don't remember anybody asking who is going to win MVP in the Finals. "We won two championships". You guys can write about MVP. 2014 - 2015: NBA Champions.

He scored 23 points in Game 4, by far his lowest-output game of the series. Steve Kerr has more than proven himself as one of the game's best coaches. He fights and competes to the end. "You've got two guys with MVPs on their team".

Steph Curry led all scorers in Game 4, finishing with 37 points on 12-for-27 shooting, including a 7-for-15 mark from long-range and a ideal 6-of-6 from the stripe - adding six boards, four assists, three steals and three blocked shots.

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By Golden State standards, this season was downright bumpy.

As they have all season, the Warriors used an overwhelming third quarter to clinched the win. So if you make a mistake, they're going to make you pay. That's the beauty of their team.

Golden State outscored Cleveland 25-13 in the penultimate frame after leading 61-52 at the half.

Draymond Green added nine points, nine assists and three blocks in the win, which gave Golden State six all-time championships, tying Chicago for the third-most in National Basketball Association history behind Boston (17) and the Los Angeles Lakers (16). But from there on, Durant, Curry, Thompson, Green and the rest of this California crew showed why they're the game's gold standard. Andre Iguodala returned to the court and chipped in with eight points in 22 minutes of action.

As mentioned before James can opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer.

James struck for 51 points in the opener, the fifth-best game total in finals history but it was a post-game punch out of frustration, into a blackboard according to ESPN, that caused the injury. His decision, whatever it is, could decide whether Lue returns as coach. "I mean, we all know that", Lue insisted. "But after a game like that I'm not in any position to talk about that".

"Kevin Durant", he said. "It's pretty dope. I really don't want to wear it, though". He averaged 34 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10 assists per game.

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