From the Bay all the way to OKC.
They clinched their second championship in three years Monday night with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5.
Game 5 of the NBA Finals is off to a much more deliberate start than Game 4′s track meet. I put in work, I just had to trust in it.
If you roll back the footage from Golden State's Game 5 victory, Hart has a point.
James had a game-high 41 points and Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors, igniting a deafening crowd. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
"For me personally, I left everything on the floor every game, all five games".
The Cavs managed to stave off elimination once in this series with a 137-116 win in Game 4 at home but couldn't pull off another improbable comeback this year.
The NBA Finals MVP is, again, expected to opt out of the 1-and-1 deal he signed last offseason.
In the end, the Cavaliers simply did not have the requisite star power to topple the talent-laden Warriors, even with four-time league MVP James doing all he could to keep his team in it.
This year, the Warriors didn't blow a 3-1 lead in the finals; they took it home to Oakland to win the series and cement their place as a team to be reckoned with.
A Durant finger-roll lay-in with about five minutes left - pushing his points total to 39 at the moment - gave Golden State a 12-point lead they would not relinquish.
"As far as that team, they're going to be here for a while", James said of the Warriors. Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries. But nobody cared, as long as we won.
"Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team", he said. West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received techs after a replay review.
They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a ideal postseason. He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher.
"It's different just because of what happened a year ago to be honest", Curry said.
That wasn't the only time James got the best of Durant on a dunk during the NBA Finals. He passed up a probable game-winning shot in Game 3 and threw the ball to a teammate who missed. The buzzer sounded and gold confetti began to fall. I'm happy for him. "You've got to call Kevin Durant a champ now".