Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers knows a good thing when he sees it. The site’s sources explained that James was angry about the last minute overturned offensive foul on the Warriors’ Kevin Durant that turned into a blocking foul on James.
Kevin Durant was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row, the sixth player to accomplish the back-to-back feat. He scored 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting while accumulating 12 rebounds and 10 assists in almost 38 minutes of action.
Other Facts:The finals champion is the first of two competing teams to win the best of seven games. Four years after returning to Cleveland from Miami, James has delivered what he promised: a championship for the city of Cleveland. You don’t just have to assemble a roster that can challenge Golden State, but you have to do it at close to their price.
“I think maybe the greatest testament to LeBron is that five years ago he was one of the top-five players of all time”.
The Warriors prevailed in overtime in Game 1, 124-14; Game 2, 122-103; Game 3, 110-102; and Game 4, 108-85.
The reunion of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Miami is undoubtedly one of the things Heat fans want to see next season.
But beyond the talent disparity, James said the key to winning a championship is “you’ve got to be very cerebral too”.
Each time, though, Love has managed to get past the rumors and contribute to the Cavaliers as they’ve made runs to the NBA Finals.
“I don’t know if anything would really blow your mind but it was a hard season and there were lots of moments where it became more hard”, Kerr said.
Having masterminded the 4-0 series win over the Cavs, the Dubs head coach was full of praise for the King and once again mentioned him in the same breath as his legendary former Chicago Bulls teammate.
A majority of Curry’s 37 points came from outside the 3-point arc.
The Warriors finished second in the Western Conference with a 58-24 record this season without really trying.
Then the league’s best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out “War-eee-orrss” chants that provide a flawless musical accompaniment to their 3-point barrages. In two finals with the powerful forward, the Warriors are 8-1 with two titles.
That brief moment of vulnerability, though, quickly fell away.
The departure of LeBron James in Cleveland is inevitable after the Golden State Warriors swept the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
That this back-to-back is done, the discussion now shifts to where this team fits in the scope of history. Not many teams are in position to even think about knocking the Warriors off their perch.
The summer in Cleveland, meanwhile, will be consumed with James, whose next move will surely impact the entire league. James’ hand was so swollen after Game 1 that the initial MRI exam didn’t reveal clear results.
As the media waited to get into the locker room postgame, a stream of players exited before it was opened.