The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again.
On Monday night, the Warriors were able to defeat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals to claim the franchise’s second NBA title in three seasons.
Golden State earned the win, 129-120, despite finding themselves in an eight-point hole earlier in the game.
Despite the early deficit, the Warriors bounced back and cruised to victory in the final moments.
Kevin Durant, who had received criticism for joining the Warriors last season, proved he made the right choice as a free agent and helped lead the team to victory en route to winning the Bill Russell Award as the NBA Finals MVP. Durant averaged more than 30 points in the Finals.
Unfortunately for LeBron and company, it’s another missed opportunity to add to their resume.
LeBron did everything he could to lead the Cavaliers to victory — averaging a triple-double with 34 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists per game — but it just wasn’t enough. James now falls to 3-5 in the Finals.
Congratulations to Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and company for returning to the top of the basketball world.
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