Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals

Hazel Gray
June 14, 2017

James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Kyrie Irving added 26 points but the Cavs never could dig out of a hole created by a second-quarter barrage and ended their season with a 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.

"It's different just because of what happened past year to be honest", Curry said. "It was incredible to just see that all year, and right now just to be here with these guys, it's fantastic".

Durant was named finals MVP after scoring over 30 points in each of the five games - he averaged 35.2 per game across the series.

"I just wanted to come in there and just be me".

"The way he embraced the opportunity in the finals was unbelievable", he added.

"Maybe (Trump) doesn't (invite us) and we don't go, or we don't say anything and make a big deal of it, and he doesn't make a big deal of it and we go our separate ways", Iguodala said.

The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback a year ago.

"Just the camaraderie, the togetherness of the whole organization, that's what it was about".

"The one thing I didn't realize - I coached Steve as a player", Brown said. "So a championship is just a cherry on top".

Golden State general manager Bob Myers also was moved to tears given Kerr's courageous Finals comeback from an 11-game absence while dealing with complications from back surgery following the 2015 title run.

But he said: "It's a team sport".

That is because the Warriors boast an intimidating starting lineup featuring four All-Stars in their 20s who are likely to be with the team for years to come.

At issue is the fact that there are 28 other teams that walked into this season seemingly hopeless.

"You feel obviously the disappointment of losing, a lot of decisions that you'll replay over the summer", he said.

"I'm just happy for him". Life doesn't usually work out.

He hugged mother Wanda many a time. "Tonight it did for him". "Rather than talking about how to break up or knock down a championship-caliber team, my focus should be on how we do a better job developing more great players in this league". "Proving haters wrong, that's cool for me to talk about on Instagram or Twitter. I'm proud of you son".

"It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans", Durant said.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures as he holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, CA.

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