Durant shines as Warriors win title

Candice Alexander
June 14, 2017

The Golden State Warriors are National Basketball Association champions once again after brushing aside the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 Monday night.

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.

Durant went on to receive d the MVP award, the highest honor of the finals.

Durant was voted the unanimous finals MVP after scoring at least 30 points in every game and averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks.

This time, James gave way to KD, who was the NBA Finals MVP 10 years after being picked second in the NBA draft behind Greg Oden.

High-profile recruit Durant was the difference as the Warriors wrapped up a 4-1 series triumph on home court in Oakland. This time, Curry, Durant and the rest of the team silenced Cleveland before they had a chance to make more noise.

"From when I played against him in 2012 to now. experience is the best teacher in life, and it also helps when you're able to experience things with this team".

Steph Curry scored 34 points with 10 assists, while draining 12 of 15 from the free-throw line.

"But once you get that first, no matter what anybody says from now on in your career, they can't take away from you being a champion". West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received technicals after a replay review. "Like I said, tried to be myself, be aggressive and sacrifice as well". He proved all his critics wrong on Tuesday as he was declared the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals after his team beat Cleveland Cavaliers in the fifth game to clinch the championship.

Overall, the Warriors are 207-39 during Kerr's tenure as coach. "It's about us.' But I'm still going to be me".

Two playful superstars who found a way to coexist through all the questions and constant scrutiny, together and smiling as champions.

"To go up against somebody I view as like a rival, personally, is an fantastic feeling to beat him", Durant claimed. "You've got to call Kevin Durant a champ now".

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