James' 3-on-3? Johnson, Jordan

For the second time in three years the Golden State Warriors won the National Basketball Association title, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Monday's Game 5.

LeBron James may be the best player on the planet but he doesn't play for the best team.

They weren't so Golden in their lone blemish, a Game 4 loss when they played some of the poorest defense in Finals history to spoil a flawless postseason.

Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 39 points.

The only real drama in the Warriors' path to a championship this season was Kerr's health.

The Cavaliers like to play a more rugged game using the size and strength of James, Love and Tristan Thompson to their advantage.

The Warriors, who were playing a Game 5 for the first time in the postseason, shot 51.1 percent from the field and 36.8 percent on 3-pointers. Is it Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

All-Stars that season: Abdul-Jabbar, Robertson, coach Larry Costello.

Since then, other teams have copied Miami's formula -- as long as they have the cap space to make it work.

Hall of Famer Magic Johnson averaged 18.6 points, eight rebounds and 12.4 assists a game in the 1991 NBA Finals games versus the Chicago Bulls. Chamberlain's 19.2 rebounds per game topped the league.

"They don't want just the basketball powers to compete in 3-on-3", said USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley. And throughout the finals, it often looked as though they were listening to him.

His fists were clenched as he pondered his latest accomplishment, still wearing his sweaty uniform, ankle braces, kneepads and game shoes. It's also what's set these Warriors up as the favorites to win the title for years to come. He nearly averaged a triple-double but fell short in the rebounding category.

Durant, in accepting the Final's MVP Award, agreed.

The Warriors followed up their 2015 title by winning a record 73 regular-season games in the 2015-16 campaign, but stumbled with a 3-1 finals lead and fell victim to the greatest comeback in finals history by Cleveland. Kevin Durant was injured in all three games, and Golden State rested multiple additional starters in their first meeting with the Spurs on March 11.

LeBron is the best player since Michael Jordan and for two fun weeks in 2011 Dirk Nowitzki was the best player in the world who defeated the King with nobody around him. They all helped, but Dirk scored for them, and carried them, to a title.

Future Hall of Famers on team: To be determined.

It was the first time in 61 years that any major North American sports league had such a trilogy play out, the most recent being the NHL's Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings in 1954-56.

It was Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals when the Golden State Warriors really starting doing some damage to Las Vegas sportsbooks.

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