The Golden State Warriors are the NBA 2017 winners. They recently beat The Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to lead and win the NBA Championship for the second time in three seasons with a 4-1 series win.
The Warriors secured the victory on Monday to take their second title in two seasons and cap a near-perfect run in the finals build-up. They made up for their past mistakes when they squandered a 3-1 series lead in last year’s Final.
NBA 2017 Winners – Warriors Vs Cavaliers
This is the third time both teams are meeting; Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 Finals only to beat them in 2016 before losing to them again in this season’s final.
Kevin Durant had his first NBA Championship title and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals. “I couldn’t sleep for two days,” I was anxious, I was jittery. I just wanted to lay it out there, I put on work, I just had to trust in it. We were really good tonight.” The Warriors Forward said in an interview after the game. He scored more than 30 points in each of the five games and averaged 35.2 per game across the series.
Durant, who joined from Oklahoma City Thunder last summer, was the main man for the Warriors and was a key player in the club’s 16-1 postseason run; the best in the league’s history. He scored 39 points as point guard Stephen Curry posted 34 at the Oracle Arena.
The 28-year-old forward heaped praise on the past MVP (James) and defending Champions (Cavaliers) saying how much he looked up to him and cherished their game “He’s (James) the only person that I was looking at since 2012,” “I knew it was going to be a battle I just tried to challenge him- you can’t stop the guy.” I told him we’re tied up now and we’re going to try to do this thing again but I’m going to celebrate this one tonight.”
Last year’s MVP and Champion LeBron James will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018 but he has not spoken about whether he is moving on or committing his future to the club. He also had this to say concerning his missing out on another Title and Championship ring “I left everything on the floor every game, all five games,” “I have no reason to put my head down.”
“I played against some really, really good teams that were assembled perfectly, and they’re right up there.”
The 32-year-old started his career in Cleveland Cavaliers, as a first overall draft pick of the 2003 NBA draft, he was criticized in 2010 when he when left Cleveland to Miami Heat where he won the NBA title twice before coming back to win it for Cavaliers in 2016.
Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors for gracing us with an entertaining win, we wish them the very best in coming seasons.
Special Credit: Alao George Victor (@geo_seriousguy)