The Golden State Warriors have done it once again!
The Warriors have won the 2017 NBA title. It's their second NBA championship in three years having to lose to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games last year. It's also the Warriors' fifth NBA title overall!
The Warriors clinched the NBA title after they defeated the defending NBA champion, the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 129 to 120. The Warriors eliminate the Cavaliers, four games to one!
#35 SF Kevin Durant earned the 2017 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award! Throughout the Finals, he scored an average of 35.2 points per game, 12 of 21.6 field goals (55.6%), 3.6 of 7.6 three-point field goals (47.4%), 7.6 of 8.2 free throws (92.7%), 8.4 average rebounds (1.4 average offensive rebounds and 7 average defensive rebounds) and 5.4 assists.
Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Warriors becomes the fourth head coach to win two NBA titles in the first three seasons.
The Warriors finished their regular season with a 67-15 (.817) record. Their postseason play was not 100% perfect. The Warriors finished their postseason with 16 wins and only 1 loss. The only loss came in Game 4 of the Finals last Friday where they never led the game.
The 2017 NBA Finals were held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and the Quicken Loans Area in Cleveland, Ohio.
And now with the Golden State Warriors reclaiming their NBA title, the Cleveland Cavaliers season has come to a end. And with the 2017 NBA Finals history, the 2016-2017 NBA season has come to a end. The NBA will officially go on hiatus for 110 days. The 2017 NBA preseason will begin on Saturday, 30 September 2017 and the 2017-2017 NBA regular season will begin on Saturday, 20 October 2017.
Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors for winning their second NBA title over the last three years and winning their fifth NBA title in franchise history!
The Warriors are the champions of the professional basketball world!