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NBA Finals 2017 Stephen Curry Game 5 transcript: 'It was unbelievable'

15 Juin 2017

Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 39 points in Game 5 of the best-of-7 series on his way to being named NBA Finals most valuable player.

The win spelled redemption for the Warriors, who brought forward Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last off-season to bolster their already high-powered offence.

Iguodala chipped in with 20 points off the bench and Draymond Green had a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Warriors, who topped 100 points for the 17th straight time in the playoffs.

"LeBron and Kyrie I've never seen nothing like them two before".

This year, the Warriors didn't blow a 3-1 lead in the finals; they took it home to Oakland to win the series and cement their place as a team to be reckoned with.

The Cavs - after rallying from a 3-1 deficit last season - were unable to retain their title but James remained upbeat post-match.

"I just wanted to lay it all out there". Durant's 11 points and Golden State's attacking defensive work powered the surge.

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James wrapped his arm around Irving and simply said: "We'll be back, me and you".

Excitement was high for the contest.

Q: A lot fans love you from Turkey since the time you played over there for the World Championships as well.

With the final seconds of the game ticking away and the game in hand, the Oracle crowd rose to their feet in anticipation of their title.

In fact, Lue was so proud of his team's effort throughout the NBA Playoffs that admittedly, he broke down in the locker room while addressing the players following the Game 5 loss.

Kyle Korver's 3-pointer pulled the Cavaliers within 108-102 but dunks by Durant and Andre Iguodala boosted Golden State's lead to 112-102 and the Warriors kept Cleveland at bay, a Durant driving layup stretching Golden State's edge to 118-106 with five minutes remaining. David West said he wasn't going.

It also created lofty expectations for Durant, with many onlookers saying his move would be a failure if the Warriors did not go on to win a title in their first season together.

Though the Cavaliers led 37-33 at the end of the first quarter, Golden State soon reasserted their dominance by winning the second 38-23 to lead 71-60 at half-time.

NBA Finals 2017 Stephen Curry Game 5 transcript: 'It was unbelievable'