Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Warriors win NBA Finals for second-year in a row

Warriors win NBA Finals for second-year in a row

Mindful of last year's missed chance at a flawless playoff run, the Warriors expect their toughest NBA Finals challenge from Cleveland on Friday, June 8 (Saturday, June 9) as they chase a series sweep.

THE Golden State Warriors are once again the National Basketball Association champions after a 108-85 victory over LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers won them their third title in the last four seasons.

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

"I have no idea at this point", James said.

If we're just looking at simple production, no player in this series can touch what James brought to the table for the Cavs. Steph Curry led them in Game 4 with 37 points.

In some ways the Cavaliers never recovered after almost upsetting Golden State on the road in Game 1 of the series.

Durant, who was named Finals Most Valuable Player for the second straight year, validated the honor by producing a LeBron-like triple-double: 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

When it comes to ratings, there was also a difference that might sting for the Disney-owned net and the league nearly more than the second loss in a row will for now-free agent James. The combination of James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green will make the Warriors an unbeatable team. "I hope that doesn't sound arrogant". "I'm just trying to prove to myself that I could just stay in it for the long haul, and hopefully I continue to have some success".

James finished with 23 points, seven boards and eight assists on 7-of-13 shooting. "Just try to keep our composure as best we can because close-out games are the hardest things that you can ever experience in the playoffs". "But after a game like that, I'm not in any position to talk about that". The way we played, the calls that were made throughout the course of that game, and I had emotions that the game was taken away from us.

Durant said at the time the leadup to his decision was the most challenging few weeks of his career but after the success he has enjoyed over the last two seasons he is not about to second guess his move.

When James, who only attempted three shots from the floor during the second half, left the game with about four minutes to play, he did so to a standing ovation from a home crowd that were chanting "M-V-P, M-V-P".

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