Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Hope Soto
June 14, 2017

Kevin Durant scored 39 points and Stephen Curry 34 to spark celebrations around Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Golden State outclassed the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to take the NBA Finals Series 4-1.

Cavaliers' forward LeBron James had a game-high 41 points and guard Kyrie Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors, igniting a deafening crowd. The San Francisco Giants are tied with the Warriors with three, while the Oakland Raiders have two (not counting the Raiders' title during their stint in Los Angeles).

Durant did indeed join a ready-made contender by teaming up with two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry on a team that won it all in 2015 and were runners-up a year ago after a season in which they had a record 73 wins in 82 games. If I can get some improvement, I'll get back on the sidelines.

"So I probably got to beat him in the gym". "I just wanted to lay it all out there".

But he said: "It's a team sport". But that should take absolutely nothing away from LeBron James' incredible efforts. "And to do it with these guys is fantastic".

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.

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The win provided redemption for the Warriors, who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense. And like I said, I just try to do everything to just try to help this team win and more.

"As far as that team, they're going to be here for a while", James said.

"I couldn't sleep for two days", Durant admitted. "You made us believe", he added. "For me to go out there and for the guys that allowed me to be the leader that I am and allow me and trust me that I'm going to make the right plays and I'm going to do the right things and have the right intention, that's a compliment to my guys".

Beginning with the NBA's 2009-10 campaign, Durant led the league in total points for five straight seasons and in scoring average four times.

That's exactly what Durant did in these NBA Finals, earning himself the MVP award.

Hate it or love it, after falling short for almost a decade falling short and electing to trade in his Oklahoma City jersey for one of the golden variety, Kevin Durant is finally an National Basketball Association champion. He became the first player to average a triple-double in the Finals with 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game in the series. The highest average point differential in National Basketball Association playoff history remains plus-14.5, set by the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks.

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