Curry's Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight National Basketball Association title

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers' season came to an unceremonious end on Friday night when they got ran off of their home floor by the Golden State Warriors.

The fourth consecutive NBA Finals match-up between the two rivals proved to be the most lopsided as the Warriors clinched the best-of-seven series in the minimum number of games with a 108-85 victory in Cleveland to repeat as champions.

The game could also hold huge significance for Cleveland as it may be the last time James pulls on a Cavaliers jersey in front of the Quicken Loans crowd.

Curry had the hot hand from the jump, draining 7 treys on the night and finishing with a game-high 37 points. "If one of them has a bad game, they have three or four guys that can actually pick up the load".

James struck for 51 points in the opener, the fifth-best game total in finals history but it was a post-game punch out of frustration, into a blackboard according to ESPN, that caused the injury. Will the aging superstar leave the Cleveland Cavaliers a second time, as he did earlier in his career when he joined the Miami Heat and won two championships?

James might have played his final game for the Cavaliers.

LeBron had another big game for Cleveland (33 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds), Love added 20 and 13, and Hood at 14 and 6 off the bench, and the Cavs did nearly everything right in throttling the offensive opportunities for the Splash Brothers.

It was the second time the Warriors have secured the championship in Cleveland during Kerr's four-year tenure.

Act IV between the Warriors and Cavs featured a drama-filled and controversial Game 1. We can't get enough of this feeling. After the half the Warriors held an over 20 point lead, extending it to over 25 points by the final quarter.

James once again gave a heroic effort, but it was not enough to stem the overwhelming and balanced talent of Golden State, which came into the series looking for a sweep after Cleveland denied them the opportunity a year ago for a ideal playoffs run.

So this series is just about finished, or at least, that's what the history books say.

At 33, James might have played his final game for the Cavaliers. It's only happened six other times in National Basketball Association history - the last being when the Lakers won three titles in a row from 2000 to 2002. The Warriors began defense of their title as a No. 2 seed and their season was in serious jeopardy when they fell behind 3-2 to presumptive MVP James Harden and the Rockets.

Durant becomes the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice, joining six-time victor Michael Jordan, three-timers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and James, and two-timers Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon, Willis Reed and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Golden State won the game 110-102.



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