Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
15 June, 2017, 06:11
After coming out to a ideal 15-0 in post season, the Warriors dropped game 4 in Cleveland against the Cavaliers and finished off the series Monday night in Oakland with a 129-120 win. "I was anxious, I was jittery. And I did that from day one, and I just tried to stay with that". "We were really good tonight".
None of that was an issue for the Warriors as Durant has been called an unselfish player whose only desire was to do whatever is in the best interests of his team.
The 28-year-old American averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the best-of-seven Finals, which the Warriors wrapped up in five games. Curry, who had to take a backseat to accommodate Durant as the team's new alpha dog, praised his new teammate for embracing the Finals stage.
Durant and the Warriors were big winners on the night already, and his mom just made the night that much more special for one of the best players in the world.
Kyrie Irving, the second-best player on the Cavaliers, was confident the team can challenge the Warriors again.
You can add the makers of Jeopardy! to Durant's growing list of critics.
"We did it together", said Durant, a first-time champion.
"Obviously, there's a lot of hoopla and fanfare that follows you wherever you go, but I know where my talent comes from", he said in an interview with Decision.
After getting outscored 37-33 in the first quarter, Golden State responded by taking an 11-point lead into the break.
The Warriors, who were playing a Game 5 for the first time in the postseason, shot 51.1 percent from the field and 36.8 percent on 3-pointers.
But three-time champion LeBron said he had no reason to feel sorry for himself.
"I need to sit down and figure this thing out", James said at the podium when asked about his future. I've been put here for a specific goal: "to be a witness and to share my testimony as I go through it".
"For me personally, I left everything on the floor every game, all five games".
The four-time league MVP is now in the latter stages of his career after 14 National Basketball Association seasons - and questions are mounting over his future.
Ten years after becoming the No. 2 draft pick behind Greg Oden, Durant has reached the pinnacle.
"They're going to be around for a while", Cavaliers forward LeBron James said after suffering his second Finals defeat in three years to a Warriorsteam that went 16-1 in the playoffs.
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The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from 3-1 down previous year in dethroning the Warriors. As the Warriors learned, James and the rest of the Cavs can make a series lead vanish if you let them.
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Could this man be any more clueless? "We will make those decisions when and if the time comes". That's what we needed. "We're a top-heavy team". "And there's more to come from him".
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"That (the) United States arms a terrorist group is what causes instability", Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday. Iran, which lies across the Gulf from Qatar , has joined Erdogan in committing to support its isolated ally.
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Then, in the third quarter, Green was called for another technical, which would have forced him to be ejected from the game. Bringing defensive help against Curry leaves someone else open for a pass and scoring opportunity, Durant warned.
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Don't ever give up on this team, Cavs fans. "They boo me and thought I had a tech I didn't have, so that wasn't sharp" Green said. Fans who are not season-ticket holders had a chance to buy Game 5 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday.
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If they lose again, Kerr should do the noble thing and take a broken sternum and ensuing hospitalization for the team. LeBron James , Kyrie Irving, and Tristin Thompson are the only players in the series who were drafted by Cleveland .
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Everybody is gravitating to how he's playing, shorter guys who can dominate the game the way he has the last couple of years. Golden State still leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with game five set for Monday in Oakland, California.