Warriors lift themselves to lift the title

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant enjoyed a hefty locker room celebration before speaking to reporters after scoring 39 points in his team's victory, which brought him his first National Basketball Association crown.

On Durant, who was named Finals MVP, he added: "It's kind of insane to think about the conversation we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and gel and do what we do and be the players that we are and to see it come to life in this series was unbelievable".

Warriors team-mate Steph Curry put up 34 points and 10 assists as Golden State won their fifth title.

I know what you are thinking - the Warriors set the regular season record for wins last season, how can this team be better?

"Steve and I had an interesting conversation this morning in shoot-around", Iguodala said late Monday. Featuring Draymond Green at center, with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and now, Kevin Durant, the lineup spreads the floor to impossible limits, with five players capable of handling the ball, passing, attacking the basket, and switching on defense. 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.

James scored 41 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists.

With Golden State up a dozen, KD with 39 points, and just over five minutes to go, Wanda Durant sensed that her son was about to become an National Basketball Association champion. "We were able to get them past year, and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen".

After the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers traded championships in 2015 and 2016, they could never agree on one key thing. Prior to Game 5, the Warriors had only played the death lineup for 17 total minutes in the Finals.

Still, if Durant doesn't take less money than he could demand from the Warriors, Golden State is likely to see important players outside of that core four leave. Durant appeared to commit his third foul on the play, but the officials let it go and the game quickly turned.

During his absence, Kerr was still involved at practice, but he handed the game day responsibilities to assistant coach Mike Brown. And in these Finals they didn't play mad until the siege of their kingdom was well underway.

Then they got Durant, who after the buzzer sounded did a little shake with Curry on the court before they slapped hands several times. There is already talk of the Spurs adding a point guard like Chris Paul or Derrick Rose in the offseason. So there's going to be a lot of teams that's trying to figure out ways to put personnel together to try and match that if they're able to actually face them in the playoff series, both Eastern Conference and Western Conference.

"I broke down, so I couldn't really finish my speech", Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said. "I have no reason to look back at what I could have done or what I shouldn't have done or what I could have done better for the team". "That's all you can ask".

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