Warriors down Cavs to clinch NBA title

After defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals with a final score of 129-120, the Warriors scraped through with victory, defeating the Cavaliers 4-1 in the best of 7 series.

Going into the game, the Warriors were listed in most sportsbooks as 9- or 9.5-point favorites, meaning that in order for Warriors bettors to cash in on their ticket, the Warriors had to win by ten or more points.

Two-time league MVP Steph Curry contributed 34 points and 10 assists, while 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala came off the bench in stunning form to net 20 points.

James toiled hard on Monday with 41 points and 13 rebounds but was denied his fourth National Basketball Association championship ring, while teammate Kyrie Irving scored 26 points.

Cleveland last season became the first team ever to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven finals but after falling 3-0 down this time around, they were only able to pull one game back before the Warriors finished the job. "I'm confident we'll have him back". Scorned and scrutinized from every angle for that decision, Durant triumphantly raised his arms and an MVP trophy Monday night all these months later- beaming as a first-time National Basketball Association champion, just as planned.

"They can never take away you being a champion". I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through.

Congrats to Durant and the Golden State Warriors. I just wanted to lay it all out there.

After two comfortable home wins at Oracle Arena and a thriller in the Game 3 in Cleveland, the Warriors suffered its first loss of the post-season in Game 4 against a defiant title-holder on the ropes.

Richard Jefferson, Iman Shumpert, Deron Williams and Kyle Korver were the only bench players to see action for the Cavaliers and they combined for 51 minutes and only seven points.

And when your support is averaging nearly 28 points a night, you know you're going to be in pretty good shape.

Durant and Curry were always right in the middle, yet they stayed loose and focused by building their own relationship - not to mention shooting skills - through regular shooting contests that were oh so close.

"We felt like Kevin could come in and help us and, like I said, make it all complete", Green said.

Durant has now scored 25 points or more in each of his first 10 finals games - a feat previously achieved only by Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal. If you give all your effort and all the fight and all the heart you got, it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to win. "Every single day demanding more out of himself, demanding more out of us, the true testament of a consummate professional", said Irving after the game. During the off-season, you will surely read how James wants a better big man than Kevin Love and other scorers, passers and rebounders to compete with a team that will be even more heavily favored to win again in 2018.

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