That had been their last championship until 2015.
Ahead 104-79 lead with 2:47 left, Kerr called timeout and cleared the bench. Kevin Durant chipped in 20 points, earning Finals MVP.
In year 15 of his career, The King averaged 27.5 points, 9.1 assists, and 8.6 rebounds, and didn't miss a single game.
"Getting up every day, going to work with these guys, it's wonderful". "The environment is incredible". It's good for you to be around guys like this. He also said the challenge for presidents, general manager and "players" is to assemble a team that has the talent and basketball intelligence to compete with and beat the Warriors. Durant walks away with the former and a grasp at the latter-a second straight championship and a second straight Finals MVP award.
Warriors-Cavs was something special - the teams were Northern Lights for the league, their showdowns were something to look forward to every time they happened - and while I won't miss the trips to OH, I will sure miss this rivalry when it's gone.
He was only 3 for 16 in Game 3, including 1 for 10 behind the arc.
Durant was voted the best player in this series - and he wants to keep growing.
"When you get on the podium and you realize all the hard work that you put into it and all that you've been through led to that moment, it never gets tiresome", Curry said. The one thing that we do know for sure is that James deserves nothing but respect this time around.
Want real-time Warriors news texted to your phone? Despite a mid-season trade shakeup aimed at revitalizing the team-which did ultimately get them back to the NBA Finals-the Cavaliers looked far short of Golden State.
These NBA Finals will, in all likelihood, end on Friday or Monday with the Warriors celebrating another championship. Kevin Love shot only 4-of-13 from the field.
"I pretty much played the last two games with a broken hand".
James left to a standing ovation after playing 41 of the game's first 44 minutes. Free agents will line up for the chance to move west even if that means taking some pay cuts.
LeBron James confirmed a post-game report that he injured his hand in frustration after Game 1 and played the rest of the Finals with a hand contusion.
"My family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do with my career, and it will continue to be that", James said. Understanding especially where my boys are at this point. "I remember sitting in this room three years ago; it seemed like a dream".
"I've got a big smile on my face right now", Curry said.
'I've got a 13-year-old son now [LeBron Jr.].
Durant was criticized by many for joining an already-stacked Warriors team in 2016 but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he has fit in. He has stated multiple times he will re-sign with the Warriors this summer. The Houston Rockets, for example, will undoubtedly get creative in trying to convince James to join them.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, whose stylist selects suits for him each game night, has an outfit ready for the entire NBA Finals series. Game 3 of this year's Finals brought in a total audience of 17.9 million sets of eyeballs watching on ABC on Wednesday night. "To carry this team the way he did all season and leading by example, it's just a testament to his character and who he is as a person and a player". "I thought that's what our group of guys did in this series".