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

  • Messi, Neymar and Barcelona congratulate NBA champions Warriors

    In last year's championship series the Cavs roared back from a 3-1 deficit to spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season. Coach Steve Kerr cried. "And it's fantastic to see a superstar who sacrifices, who doesn't care about nothing but the group".

    Why Is Dennis Rodman in North Korea (Again)?

    Yun was instructed to prepare to travel to Pyongyang with the intention of bringing Warmbier back to the United States. We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime in North Korea.

    Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

    He added that given the thickness of the smoke, he would be surprised if anyone could have left the building without assistance. The fire broke out before daybreak local time Wednesday, when most of the building's residents would have still been in bed.
  • DUP and Sinn Fein make gains as SDLP and Alliance falter

    DUP and Sinn Fein make gains as SDLP and Alliance falter

    The Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein made significant gains as the Ulster Unionists and SDLP were wiped off the Westminster map. If there is a deal that will benefit Northern Ireland and satisfy the needs of the people, then we will take it".
    Ex-NBA player Rodman expected to arrive in North Korea on Tuesday

    Ex-NBA player Rodman expected to arrive in North Korea on Tuesday

    His publicist also pointed out that Rodman was in the unusual position of being friends with both Mr Trump and Mr Kim. And Yun was dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier with two doctors on Monday, and demanded his release.
    Shaw, Broxton homer as Brewers beat Cards 8-5 to split DH

    Shaw, Broxton homer as Brewers beat Cards 8-5 to split DH

    It was his first hit since June 27, 2010 at Los Angeles, marking the eighth-longest streak between hits since 2000. Matt Carpenter homered, doubled and singled for the Cardinals, with his homer tying the score in the seventh.
  • 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.
    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.
  • China reasserts hard line on Taiwan after Panama's switch

    China reasserts hard line on Taiwan after Panama's switch

    East Asia and Pacific: Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Tuvalu. Of the countries that still have ties, Panama has the largest economy.

    May to form new government after losing parliamentary majority

    Jeremy Corbyn could have been Britain's next Prime Minister - if it wasn't for the performance of the Conservatives in Scotland. With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats, short of the 326 needed for a parliamentary majority.

    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.

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.