And now, 29 teams will start chasing the champion Warriors

Toby Manning
June 14, 2017

As good as the team that Cleveland beat was, the latest edition with NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Durant, who averaged 35.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in the finals, is even better.

The Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, claiming their second National Basketball Association championship in seasons.

When Kevin Durant departed from Oklahoma City to join Golden State last summer, this was precisely why he did it, to win at the highest level, the NBA Finals.

If you're angry about the Golden State Warriors, you should be angry that a thousand years ago, in another world in the National Basketball Association and another world in sports, the Knicks - who had beaten the Bullets when the Bullets had Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - went out and made a trade for Earl and won with him.

"We were able to get them a year ago, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen", James said.

However, there was one celebration which caught everyone's eye as MVP Durant and his mother, Wanda, who was present at the Oracle Arena during the final, shared a special moment after the match got over.

There will be people this offseason that try to claim that LeBron didn't do enough for his team, that now that he's 3-5 for his career in The Finals, and that he will never be as great as Jordan. "I just have to continue to be the person I am and also grow along the way". "I can't wait to celebrate with my teammates in the locker room".

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Durant, who lost in his only previous NBA Finals appearance in 2012, led the way for the Warriors with 39 points and was relieved after feeling pressure to deliver prior to the game.

That all spells trouble for the rest of the league, who saw the Warriors capture a title in 2015, win a record-setting 73 games the next regular season before Durant moved to the Bay Area and the team became a juggernaut.

"It was unbelievable. The energy in this building from the time we stepped foot on the floor was on 12 out of 10".

"They can never take away you being a champion". Kevin Love had a bad night with only 6 points. "You made us believe", he added.

For the second time in three years, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions.

"I just wanted to lay it all out there".

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