Andre Iguodala came up huge for the Warriors to win the title

Last night, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to claim the franchise's fifth National Basketball Association title and second in the last three years.

In the wake of the Golden State Warriors regaining their National Basketball Association title with a 4-1 Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be plenty of people trying to put an asterisk next to it because of the Kevin Durant signing. A year ago they lost the series to Cleveland.

"Oh, my gosh, more than that", he said.

Hard to imagine but nights like this could very well become an every year thing for Golden state and their fans.

With the lead up to 17 and halftime fast approaching Smith hit back-to-back threes on the Cavs final two possessions to get this back to a deficit from which it still felt like it was one the Cavaliers could come back.

This gave Durant the most points in history for a player who averaged at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three and 90 percent from the line, as Penny Hardaway held the previous record of 25.5 points from the 1995 Finals. "Crazy to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and see it come to life in this series". He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher.

"I put in the work individually, in the film room, in my mind, my body every single day to prepare myself for whatever obstacle that this ball club entails".

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Iguodala, victor of Finals MVP in 2015 for his efforts in keeping LeBron James in check, again rose to the occasion when it counted and was extremely impressive on both ends of the court in the decisive game five, showing a spring in his step belying that of a 33-year-old as he racked up 20 of the Warriors' 129 points. We were down 3-1. If a superstar can get about the same salary by switching to a much better team, there's little incentive not to do so.

"I'm cool", Durant added.

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"I ain't got to say nothing", Durant said, as if that was all he had to say. Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was, but until you break through and win that first championship, there's always still something there.

"You learn from your mistakes", Green said.

Meanwhile, Warriors MVP Steph Curry responded to UnderArmour CEO Kevin Plank's assertion that Trump is a "real asset" to America by joking, "I agree with that description, if you remove the "et". Golden State general manager Bob Myers also was moved to tears given Kerr's courageous Finals comeback from an 11-game absence while dealing with complications from back surgery following the 2015 title run.

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