Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals

"We didn't seem that nervous in Game 4", Kerr said on Monday. "Call us a super team, but it's been a lot of super teams that hasn't worked".

Smith: They just made more plays than we did.

Defeat in game four was Golden State's only loss of the play-off campaign as they strolled to the title with a 16-1 post-season win-loss record.

Completing a flawless 9-0 run at home during the postseason, the Warriors became the first San Francisco Bay Area team to win a championship at home since the Oakland Athletics won the 1974 World Series. "We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us".

After getting his own back this time around, Durant said: "He averaged a triple-double - you just can't stop the guy - but we got him".

Golden State exacted its revenge on the Cavaliers, avenging their 3-1 collapse from a year ago, but this was always about Durant.

The Warriors were back in form Monday, with Durant scoring a Finals career-high 39 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

"We were able to hit the switch, but those games in January, November, games people think aren't important, they're important to me and they would have been important to our ball club".

"I left everything on the floor every game, all five games", he said. I wanted to conform to the culture they built here. "That's a tough play to stop".

Bench points were a huge part of the narrative with the Warriors' bench outscoring the Cavs' bench by a landslide in the deciding game.

And it is different for Durant; his fingers and trophy closet got heavier. He also made history after Game 5 by becoming only the fourth coach in National Basketball Association history to win multiple titles in their first three seasons of coaching, joining the elite club together with Phil Jackson, Bill Russell, and John Kudla.

Durant's incredible efforts in topping 30 points in every game of the Finals enabled the Warriors to avenge a heart-breaking game seven loss to the Cavs at the same stage previous year but, when the rest of the league looks at Golden State with envy, they should not study their star free-agent acquisition, but the way in which they have drafted and found affordable gems on the open market. I put in work, I just had to trust in it. "You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day". Cleveland's subs have scored just two points. "That's all you can ask".

What made them great: With a dominant inside-outside combination of O'Neal and Bryant, the Lakers stormed to their second of three straight titles, sweeping three 50-win teams along the way in the Western Conference playoffs. The Warriors won 129-120 t.

It was the kind of unrelenting offence that has become a Warrior trademark in three astounding season. After falling to the Warriors in the third chapter of their team's trilogy, James now falls to 3-5 in the NBA Finals.

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