Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors regained the National Basketball Association title from the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 129-120 win on Monday night sealed the finals series 4-1.

"As far as that team, they're going to be here for a while", Cleveland superstar LeBron James said of the Warriors.

The Cavs lost Game 5 of the NBA Finals to the Warriors Monday night, 129-120.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool).

"There's no doubt in my mind that [Kerr] will return as the coach of this team", Warriors GM Bob Myers confirmed to ESPN, following their title-winning defeat of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Durant's decision to be the final piece of a basketball Voltron was unprecedented, but in the end no one was more responsible for Golden State lifting the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

"I'm just happy for him".

Jerry West went 1-8 in the NBA Finals.

'JUST WANT TO DO IT AGAIN' After dropping last year's title to Cleveland making the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history from a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors vowed not to stumble again.

The win provided redemption for the Warriors, who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last offseason to bolster their already high-powered offense.

The diminishing of his and the Warriors' accomplishment won't just stop, but ultimately Golden State needed Durant as much as he needed them, with both sides achieving their goal.

The first-time title victor scored 39 points as point guard Stephen Curry posted 34 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. "They're going to be around for a while". "It's different just because of what happened past year".

The Cavaliers aren't constructed for the same longevity. "I left everything on the floor every game, all five games", he said.

That's down the road.

Does Cavaliers general manager David Griffin look to star free agents or trade deals?

Warriors guard Stephen Curry shot just 2-for-9 from beyond the arc but finished with 34 points and a team-high 10 assists.

James hit a layup to open the fourth quarter and pull Cleveland within 98-95, as close as the Cavs had been in the second half after trailing by 17 in the second quarter.

The Warriors, who were playing a Game 5 for the first time in the postseason, shot 51.1 percent from the field and 36.8 percent on 3-pointers. Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Cleveland 40 (James 13), Golden State 42 (Green 12).

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

It's been two years since the Warriors had the last championship parade in the Bay Area, which is a relatively long wait given the Bay's recent run of sports success.

His new challenge is to get back on top.

Recommended News

  • Jeremy Corbyn accidentally high-fives Emily Thornberry's breast

    She said: 'We've got Theresa May squatting in Downing Street . "The rallies and meetings across the country go far beyond this". The Conservatives , meanwhile, hoped to better their 2015 performance, when they came second in both constituencies.

    Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call

    All six Virginia House of Delegates incumbents who were facing a primary challenger are headed to the November general election. Frank Wagner , the third wheel, hasn't made much of an impression during this campaign, nor has he brought in much cash.

    AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate intelligence committee: 4 key takeaways

    Sessions is now the only Trump official on the record, under oath, countering Comey's testimony last week under oath. He had not read the policy; nor had he asked that the policy be provided to him.
  • Residents Being Evacuated from Burning Building in London

    Residents Being Evacuated from Burning Building in London

    He added that given the thickness of the smoke, he would be surprised if anyone could have left the building without assistance. Residents said the blaze appeared to start in an apartment on a lower floor and spread upward quickly.

    Oddball musical Dear Evan Hansen wins six Tony awards

    Bette Midler was determined to get every last "thank you" in at the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday night, play-off music be damned. Including the chutzpah to tell the Tony producers to " shut that crap off " when they tried to play her off stage with music .

    Assassin's Creed: Origins Is Leaking Everywhere

    Since then, Microsoft has made 9 GB of GDDR5 RAM available for games so let's see how that impacts Assassin's Creed Origins . God of War: Sony announced the God of War reboot at E3 last year and the game seems to be the center of attention this year.
  • Leahy angry Sessions canceled on appropriations hearing

    Leahy angry Sessions canceled on appropriations hearing

    Sessions repeatedly refused to discuss private conversations with Trump on a wide variety of topics. Sessions said Trump had not invoked executive privilege regarding the conversations.
    Oil prices dip on fears Middle East rift could harm OPEC cuts

    Oil prices dip on fears Middle East rift could harm OPEC cuts

    Market participants will be watching to see if Qatar , a member of OPEC , decides to disrupt the production cutback deal. The global Brent crude benchmark climbed as high as $50.74 on Monday in Asia before closing lower at $49.

    US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

    His four past trips in 2013 and 2014 generated a storm of publicity, most of it unfavorable, and did little in terms of diplomacy. US officials last had consular access to Warmbier on March 2, 2016, through the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, Nauert said.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russian Federation probe, Comey firing

    Democratic process. "If President Trump ordered you to fire Special Counsel Mueller, what would you do?" asked Sen. For one thing, the attorney general testified in a separate congressional hearing: "I have confidence in Mr.
    Attorney General Sessions requests his testimony be public

    Attorney General Sessions requests his testimony be public

    Comey said he believes the Russian Federation investigation was a reason for his firing "because I've seen the president say so". She described Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena of any tapes if needed.

    Golden State Warriors' MVP Kevin Durant adds an important title: champion

    Durant entered the NBA Finals as an eight-time All-Star, an All-Star Game MVP and an NBA MVP. LeBron James may be the best player on the planet but he doesn't play for the best team .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.