They DID it again! The Golden State Warriors are the 2017-18 NBA CHAMPS! For the third time in four seasons, and for the second year in a row, the Warriors are N.B.A. champions. They demolished the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-85, on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena to complete a four-game sweep!
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 37 points, and Kevin Durant added a triple-double: 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Durant was named M.V.P. of the finals for the second consecutive year.
The Warriors, as they are known to do, found separation in the third quarter. Klay Thompson made a 3-pointer to push the lead to 17, and a sense of doom settled over the building. There were even some boos. The fourth quarter featured a muted celebration on the visiting bench.
The Cavaliers emptied their bench with just over 4 minutes left. James fist-bumped several of the Warriors as he checked out of the game to a standing ovation.
James finished with 23 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds in what could have been his final game with the Cavaliers. He can become a free agent this summer, and his future is uncertain.
CONGRATS to the WARRIORS on their BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS!!