Finals MVP Durant celebrates with fans outside Oracle Arena

He was not alone in that scoring effort, as has been the case for the Oakland team, as Stephen Curry chimed in with 34 points to exorcise last season's demons.

From the Bay all the way to OKC.

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant finally has the National Basketball Association championship that eluded him for nine seasons and a MVP award to go with it.

Curry came under fire earlier this season amid perceptions he had taken a back seat to try and enable Durant to settle following his free agency switch from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"We're obviously just getting started", Curry said. "But tonight was a little different, just based on the things I've had to go through during this time". "I'm ready to do it again".

Cavaliers forward LeBron James, playing in his seventh straight NBA Finals, scored a game-high 41 points and averaged a triple-double in the Finals.

LeBron James of the Cavaliers meanwhile said, "I left everything on the floor every game, all five games".

Durant has reached the pinnacle ten years after becoming the No. 2 draft pick behind Greg Oden.

"I can't wait to celebrate for the rest of the night, well, maybe the rest of the summer", Durant said.

Monday's loss denied the Cavaliers a chance to repeat as champions and for James to get his fourth championship ring.

James hit a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Cavs didn't go away, cutting a 17-point deficit to three in the opening minute of the fourth quarter with help from Smith's 25 points.

The Warriors won in 2015 before the Cavs made their historic comeback previous year.

With a superstar in Durant teaming with another in Curry - as well as with Draymond Green and Klay Thompson - it made Golden State a super team. "So, this is the culmination of a year where they grew together and learned each other's games and got better and better all year, and it was just phenomenal to be part of".

Durant, who lost in his only previous NBA Finals appearance in 2012, led the way for the Warriors with 39 points and was relieved after feeling pressure to deliver prior to the game. He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher. "So to have a beer right now and come talk to you guys, it feels great". "If KD was the consolation prize to lose, thanks for that loss, and we're champs this year".

"I work hard, I believe in myself, I believe in the game, I respect the game, I love the game, and I knew at some point in my life that it will come around for me".

After the game, Durant was quoted to be saying by Reuters, "I couldn't sleep for two days".

The buzzer sounded and gold confetti began to fall.

Completing a flawless 9-0 run at home during the postseason, the Warriors became the first San Francisco Bay Area team to win a championship at home since the Oakland Athletics won the 1974 World Series.

What will she bring to the stage should dad and his Warriors' teammates win a third title next season?

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