Warriors rout Cavaliers to complete NBA Finals sweep

09 June, 2018, 19:00 | Author: Anita Tucker
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The sheer ease of their disposal of the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the championship series sent a loud and clear message to the league that they are not about to vacate their perch any time soon.

"It made me even more hungry to continue to try to win championships, and I still want to be in championship mode".

On Friday night, their season of stress finally caught up to them as Golden State blew the Cavaliers out, 108-85, at The Q to earn its third NBA Championship in the last four years. LeBron James's heroic performance in 2015 contributed to splitting the vote, which aided the ultimate victor Andre Iguodala.

Yeah, good luck with that.

Klay Thompson, who did not score in the first half, scored 10 points to lead Golden State to an 86-65 lead after three quarters. He scored 23 points in what turned out to be the last game of the finals last night.

The pregame air had a striking similarity to last year, when the Cavaliers, 1-3 against the Warriors over the past four years, forced a Game 5.

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While the Warriors are at the top of the National Basketball Association mountain with a third championship in the past four years, they face some free agency questions of their own.

"All of us together are just unselfish", said Warriors centre JaVale McGee.

Curry finished this year's Finals with averages of 27.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.

James was removed with 4:03 remaining and congratulated the Warriors before taking a seat on the bench. After a disappointing rout in Game 4, the Cleveland Cavaliers (for now!) superstar showed up to the media room sporting a brace on his right hand.

JR Smith notched double-figures for the third time in the series - but he didn't exactly light up the scoreboard doing so, netting 10 points on 3-for-8 shooting. Kevin Durant says he isn't going anywhere.

How the league looks a year from now hinges in so many ways on what he decides a few weeks from now. With him being 7-foot and being able to do that is remarkable.

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The 76ers are actually now over the league salary cap at this moment, but for the best player in the league surely they can find a way to make it work financially.

Houston probably isn't going away and remember, the Rockets gave the Warriors all they wanted this season.

Kevin Durant's decision to join the Warriors received a lot of scrutiny, but his time in Golden State has been an outright success.

The Cavaliers surged back with eight straight points to cut it to two points midway through the period. The next closest players are Larry Bird and Tim Duncan with 21 apiece. They outscored the Cavaliers 25-13 in the session and started carving the word "Dynasty" on their third trophy. He never missed a game this season.

The Warriors were in the process of completing an 11-0 run. He didn't get the foul, but his hurl was good for a 13-3 lead that stunned the crowd. And he knew what it would take.

In the midst of NBA Finals, one of the biggest hip-hop battles in years took place between Drake and Pusha T. After both artists released diss records against each other, it was reported that rap mogul J. Prince convinced Drake to not respond to Pusha T's lethal, "The Story of Adidon". "And when the competition is as great as it has been every year we've been here facing LeBron and the teams he's been with", Curry said.

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