Kevin Durant scored 39 points on his way to winning his first Finals MVP.
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).
Knowing Durant had to be careful, LeBron James drove to the rim and threw down a vicious dunk over the Warriors star that gave the Cavaliers a 41-33 lead with less than two minutes gone in the second quarter. Below are some of the best images from the Getty Images file from the NBA Finals that tell the story of how it all went down. That’s something that they are always going to speak about, about you.
“I just wanted to lay it all out there”.
It was the second time he and Durant had met in a finals series, following 2012 when James and the Miami Heat beat Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving tried their best to extend the series.
Like I said, when you put in the work and things pay off, then you can always be okay with whatever else that happens in your career. 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.
“Today is all about celebrating our championship”, they said. He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher.
Before the start of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Westgate SuperBook tipped Warriors as a minus-160 favourite to win next year’s championship. In the other three quarters, Cleveland held a four-point advantage.
Golden State’s near-perfect post-season run – they finished the playoffs with a remarkable 16-1 record – will go down as one of the best playoff performances in National Basketball Association – no – sports history.
Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with 20 points off the bench.
This is the third-consecutive GSW-Cavaliers contested Finals – a first in history.