Warriors Win 2017 NBA Championship

But just like they were in 2015, the Warriors were too hot to handle.

After getting outscored 37-33 in the first quarter, Golden State responded by taking an 11-point lead into the break.

The Warriors tallied 35 bench points in game five, while Cleveland managed just seven points outside their starting five.

The Warriors finished their playoff run with a near-flawless 15-1 record, having swept through the first three rounds before clinching the Finals in five games.

Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mom, made sure to celebrate with her son.

But coach Steve Kerr, who only returned to the team in time for game two of the finals after a period of medical leave to deal with complications arising from back surgery, joked afterwards: "We have very little talent actually, it's mostly coaching!" Without their best player, the Warriors would have had more difficulty matching up with James and Kyrie Irving. And I just tried to do that, but also be aggressive.

But he said: "It's a team sport".

No. 23 was the first player in Finals history to average a triple-double. "I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can compete for a championship year in and year out", James said.

Hate it or love it, after falling short for almost a decade falling short and electing to trade in his Oklahoma City jersey for one of the golden variety, Kevin Durant is finally an National Basketball Association champion.

But there's only one time in NBA history has the NBA Finals MVP award gone to a player from the losing squad - Jerry West claimed the award in the 1968-69 season, when his Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics in seven games.

Durant won himself the honor of Finals MVP with a team high of 39 points along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and clearly, his mother couldn't be prouder. He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher.

Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago to the Cavs to miss a repeat. Although he did not have the individual game high numbers, Thompson averaged 16.4 points per game over the finals.

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