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James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs

13 Juin 2017

Durant has 39 points and has seemingly hit a shot every time the Cavaliers have threatened, leading the Warriors to a 118-106 lead in Game 5 of the NBA Finals with 5:01 to play.

Durant was in tears as he did that interview with his mother Wanda just steps away beaming with the kind of pride only a mother can understand.

"We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said during the trophy celebration. Led by such powerhouses as Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, the Warriors managed a winning streak in the first three games of the finals.

James has 25 points and seven rebounds and Kevin Love finally got on the board after a scoreless first half to keep the Cavaliers' hopes of extending the series alive.

There has never been a more talented team than these Warriors, who went 16-1 in the playoffs and blew out the Cavaliers twice before being seriously challenged in the Finals.

Fans fill the intersection of 14th and Broadway in Oakland after the Warriors won the National Basketball Association title Monday night.

Having added Durant last off-season to the talents of Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green among others, it was perhaps hardly surprising they should sweep all before them.

It's the first time in NBA history the same two teams have met in the NBA Finals, and Cleveland is trying to become the first team to come back in the Finals after being down 3-0.

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Irving looks forward to joining James for a possible fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. Technicals-Cleveland defensive three second, Cleveland team, T.Thompson, Smith, Golden State defensive three second, West, Golden State team. If a superstar can get about the same salary by switching to a much better team, there's little incentive not to do so. A James three boosted the Cavs to a 18-11 lead at the 6:48 mark. It's why the Warriors were so heavily favored coming into the Finals in the first place.

Both were joined by Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith in getting technical fouls with 3:08 remaining in the second quarter before cooler heads prevailed, although James yelled at Durant for an extended span over the incident. They turned it around and went from down by eight to up by 11, as part of a 21-2 run. Iman Shumpert's decision making offensively torpedoed the Cavs' offense at times, while Deron Williams was about as bad offensively as anyone playing real minutes has ever been in a Finals series. Game 4, apart from being utter insanity, was a dominant performance from Cleveland, and the team showed they can be just as unstoppable as the Warriors at their best. The Warriors and Cavs simply towered over every other team this season.

Durant put on a scoring clinic in the fourth quarter, hitting tough shot after tough shot.

Considering how much of a free-for-all Game 4 was, tonight's game so far has been called very tightly by the officials.

Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors are five minutes away from a title.

Though they failed to achieve that ideal mark, finishing these playoffs 16-1 because of a brief hiccup against the Cavaliers in Game 4, this is a pick-your-poison team.

The 2017 NBA Finals served as a rubber match of sorts between the teams.

A dominant, and tense, second quarter has the Golden State Warriors smelling a title.