How the Warriors confused the Cavaliers with Kevin Durant in Game 5

ESPN proudly announced Tuesday the 2017 NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland on ABC was the most-watched NBA Finals since 1998, according to Nielsen.

"I spent all day yesterday on the phone with countless people at Under Armour, countless people in Kevin Plank's camp, my team, trying to understand what was going on and where everybody stood on the issue", Curry said at the time.

If the Warriors were already a great team, adding the second best player in the National Basketball Association to that team made them something else entirely.

Durant absolutely deserved the Finals MVP.

The Warriors should go after Vince Carter. And as Durant mentioned, the Jazz operated smoothly and ran their plays to completion, despite finding themselves in a deficit.

As blasphemous of a question as that may seem, Durant's primary assignment throughout this series was to do what he does best, put the ball in hole.

Additionally, the Warriors got double-digit scoring efforts from shooting guard Stephen Curry (34 points), shooting guard Klay Thompson (11), power forward Draymond Green (10) and reserve forward Andre Iguodala (20).

Below is the side-by-side comparison of LeBron and Durant's Finals statistical lines. The Cavaliers play in Quicken Loans Arena.

The Warriors may be champions, but LeBron is still the King. The Cavaliers also broke the record for most 3.pointers in a single game with 22 in Game 4.

Durant's decision to depart the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors was criticized by many, and the title was a bit of redemption for the long-time superstar.

The historic marks set by Durant are multiple. Ever since landing KD in the free agency the team had been compared as one of the greatest if not the greatest team of all time.

Green had sat out game five just a year ago after being suspended because of flagrant foul point accumulation after he swiped at James' groin in game four. However, many of those stellar performances were inflated by playing against below average teams and catching teams on back-to-backs or not at full strength.

The NBA has already embraced the Warriors and Cavaliers as two of the all-time great super teams. He dramatically drove and dunked on Cleveland's defense, knocked down big 3-pointers and blocked shots while handling the load of defending King James.

"He's the only one I've been looking at since 2012".

While 20.4 million viewers is not bad, it is pointed out that the National Basketball Association championship games were not in direct competition with other strong TV shows.

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