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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant named MVP for second successive year

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant named MVP for second successive year

Golden State got about as bad a performance as you'll ever see from Curry, who shot 1-for-10 from 3-point range and finished with 11 points.

"Kevin Durant", he said.

The Warriors are champs again.

"You guys like this brace, huh?"

The Warriors completed their second straight championship victory by inflicting the ninth sweep in National Basketball Association history and first since 2007, when the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cavaliers and a young LeBron James. Tomorrow, they'll be different ones if the Warriors, who have dealt with adversity all season, sweep the Cavs. And then 2017. And now 2018.

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. Earlier today JR Smith said, "Just know that our backs are up against the wall and if we don't win, it's over".

Ahead 104-79 lead with 2:47 left, Kerr called timeout and cleared the bench. Became the ninth team to sweep a finals and first to win consecutive titles since James did it with Miami in 2012 and 2013. "Be the leader I know I can be for this ballclub, for this franchise every night, no matter what was going on from the outside or the inside, and be reliable every single day". "The environment is incredible".

Curry also addressed the Durant luxury specifically: "He helps the situation, but we don't walk on the floor like, 'Oh, there is K.D. We're good.' We still have to play and play hard and play well". While Golden State did not put up the same eye-popping postseason numbers as previous year, they improved on defense, stifling opponents in the half court.

Golden boys: Kevin Durant, second from left, celebrates after the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers. He also, Durant surpassed veterans Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor on the NBA's all-time postseason points list, at 17th place with a total of 3,636 points. "To be able to be a part of a championship team two years ago with the team that we had and in the fashion that we had is something I will always remember". "It's an unbelievable feeling to come here with a mission and get the job done", Curry said. We're going to set a screen with you'. "To be up 6 at the half after being up 13 in that first half, but they're going to make runs".




The Warriors showed their tremendous depth once again. That gave him a game-high 13 points.

Cleveland hung tough with Rodney Hood waking up and Kevin Love playing inspired physical ball.

Bottom line: James needs better, smarter teammates.

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James revealed Friday after his team was swept in the NBA Finals that he played the last three games with a broken right hand. James still shot 49% from the field over the last three games, but just 27% on three-point attempts with fewer than four attempts per game.

It may have been the final game in Cleveland for the 33-year-old, who is expected to opt out of his $35.6 million contract for 2019 next month and become a free agent.

Durant's Game 4 triple-double came on the heels of a ridiculous 43-point night in Game 3. Understanding especially where my boys are at this point. "I got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl right now that wasn't around as well". "So I don't have an answer for you right now".

LeBron will probably consider signing with the Houston Rockets, L.A. Lakers, or Philadelphia 76ers next season with the hopes of earning another title. "One of the great things about having the talent around him is that he gets to win championships".

The third time was more than just the charm. Warriors have so many weapons and are so fun to watch! Steve Kerr has more than proven himself as one of the game's best coaches.

"This is a journey that's better than the destination", Durant said.


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