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

Cavaliers’ Le Bron James passes as he is guarded by Warriors’ Klay Thompson in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Oakland Calif. Monday

Durant's decision to join the Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead of the season was met with acrimony from fans and pundits alike.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Durant said the Rihanna dustup - Durant appeared to stare her down after he hit a late three-pointer in Game 1 - was a personal highlight during the Finals. "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". He also lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, minutes, and field goal percentage.

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors was named the NBA Finals MVP for 2017 on Tuesday.

The Warriors won 73 games last season. When asked about his future in the league, he said: "For me personally - I don't know". "I remember plenty of times throughout my career I continued to just look in the past, and look ahead, and not stay in the moment".

"I just wanted to come in there and just be me. And we did it together".

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Led by LeBron James' 41 points, the Cavaliers hung within 108-102 with 8:29 to play on a 3-pointer by Kyle Korver. They had to be ideal even to win a game in these NBA Finals.

But in the end, the 32-year old couldn't corral back-to-back championships. "I'm confident we'll have him back. So we will see, but I will get away from the game a little bit". James has now slipped to 3-5 in the NBA Finals. But what we do know is that if both teams head into the Finals as now constructed, Golden State will be the overwhelming favorite to win again. The Dubs had too much firepower that the Cavaliers failed to match.

"It just shows Oakland is its own entity and Oakland has always been its own force". He scored 30 or more points in six of the last seven games, including the last five.

After the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals, the Cavaliers had a lot of emotions to process.

The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday to take their second title in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the play-offs. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it".



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