The Golden State Warriors have won the NBA Finals. They clinched the title last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, at home in Game 5. They won the game 129-120, going on a 28-4 second quarter run. After taking the lead, they never looked back. Kevin Durant scored 39 points to finish a legendary series. He scored 30+ points in every game on his way to winning NBA Finals MVP. LeBron James scored 41, but it was not enough, as Kevin Love disappointed with only six points and having a -21 +/-. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and J.R. Smith shot 7-8 from three-point range to score 25. Smith had the game of his life, but the Cavs came up short. Curry had 34 points, but he was 2-9 from 3 point range. Still, he helped the Warriors win with 10 assists. Durant is a pretty obvious MVP, as he arguably had the best series I have seen in my lifetime. Still, I think that James’s finals might have been better than Durant’s. He averaged a triple-double, with 33.6 PPG, 12 RPG, and 10 APG. He was the first ever player to average a triple-double in the Finals. And, statistically speaking, it was the best five-game stretch for the superstar.
What does this mean for the Warriors? They have now won the NBA Finals again, and if Cleveland can’t stop them, no one can. The Warriors are just too overpowered. My very early Finals prediction for next year: Warriors vs. Cavaliers.