Golden State Warriors Win NBA Championship, Beat Cavs 108-85

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Curry's quite happy with the team and himself claiming a 3rd National Basketball Association title in 4 seasons after beating Cleveland, 108-85, Friday, leaving individual honors to fall where they might.

Durant's series was highlighted by his playoff career-high 43 points in game three. "Very emotional. For a lot of different reasons - understanding how important a game one is on the road for our ballclub, what would that have done for us, the way we played, the calls that were made throughout the course of that game", James said.

Right now, Golden State is on another tier and with Durant expected to re-sign with them in weeks and Curry, Thompson, Green and the rest still young and hungry, their reign could last much longer. "It was definitely the toughest from the standpoint that it's the fourth year in a row that we've attempted to get back to the finals". "Even when you do defend them well, they've got guys like Steph and KD who can make unbelievable shots". And then you've got a guy in Klay (Thompson) who could easily be on a team and carry a team, scored 40 in a quarter before.

At 33, James might have played his final game for the Cavaliers.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr rejects the notion that Curry's career is somehow lacking because he hasn't won a finals MVP award even as he enjoys 3 titles.

Stephen Curry already has as many baskets in the first quarter of Game 4 as in all of Game 3.

The Cavs know a little bit about rewriting Finals history as they did stun the Warriors in 2016 when they became the first team to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win the title.

To this point, 131 have tried, and 131 have failed.

Curry, who had the terrible Game 3 after a record-setting Game 2, when he nailed a Finals all-time best nine 3-pointers, left the Cavaliers crowd muttering when he ended the half with a long 3-pointer to stake the Warriors to a 61-52 lead. "So what do we have to do?" It makes us better. "So now we've just got to finish the job".

Those were today's relevant questions. The Warriors own two of them, having swept the Washington Bullets in 1975.

"I just want to congratulate Cleveland on an incredible season", Kerr praised. What a special thing we are witnessing with this franchise.

James, who has nearly single-handedly led the team to four straight NBA Finals since returning to Cleveland in 2014, is considered by many to be the best player on the planet and widely expected to sign elsewhere as a free agent after July 1.

That means the Warriors get two chances to bring on an early summer: If they lose Game 4, they'll play host to Game 5 on June 11.

James was pulled from the game with 4:03 left, and he slapped hands with the Warriors before heading to the bench.

"It's just about the journey, all season", said Durant. "But you don't give in, because you've done everything you could to try to win", Lue said.

"So now everyone is trying to figure that out", he said. That's what GMs and presidents and certain players, it's not every player.

Durant was voted the best player in this series - and he wants to keep growing.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst broke the news shortly after the Warriors were crowned champions with a victory in Game 4 on Saturday AEST.

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