Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy

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"It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans", Durant said after the Warriors clinched the title. "It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are and (to) see it come to life in this series, it was unbelievable". For three years in the regular season, 67-73-67, the Warriors are the best ever.

Monday night was about more than winning.

"With another championship", Wanda Durant said with a laugh.

I think that the first two games we talked about previous year, you can go over all the shootarounds the walkthroughs you want to go through, but until you actually get on the floor and play against this team, it's tough. "That was far from the truth".

Rebuilding teams might be better equipped. "I think our guys just did a good job of hanging in there".

The five-game series averaged 20.4 million million viewers on television, plus an average minute streaming audience of 434,000.

Boston has the No. 1 pick in the draft to add to a team that went to the Eastern Conference finals this season.

This season was all about Westbrook's quest to break Oscar Robertson's triple-double record (he did) and averaging one (and he did).

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Durant didn't really need a hard sell that day in the Hamptons.

With complicity from his teammates, Westbrook chased stats to create the groundswell that he should be the MVP.

Residents of Oakland, which recently learned it's losing one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, are still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a deadly warehouse fire.

He dominated the ball like no one else in league history. Not only would the trade give Cleveland a much better chance of beating Golden State, it would allow IN to remain relevant without George, who is widely rumored to be leaving IN free agency at the end of next season.

What Westbrook did was special in its own way but it only benefitted the individual.

Durant's 39 points led the Warriors' charge. The Cavs had a chance to win game three as the game was winding down, but the gave the game away via Kevin Durant three-point bomb. He was the engine.

While the National Basketball Association trade rumors connecting Paul George to the Cleveland Cavaliers have heated up in the wake of the Warriors finishing off the Cavaliers, there do not appear to be any solid reports connecting the two.

LeBron James has now lost five Finals in eight appearances - only the fourth player to come up short in five NBA Finals.



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