Warriors React To Second Title In Three Years

Of course, you probably didn't realize it was the J.R. Smith game, because the Warriors won Game 5 of the Finals 129-120 to complete the greatest playoff run in National Basketball Association history, with Kevin Durant turning in an all-time championship performance and crying with his mom, and Steph Curry reacquainting the world with his adorable children. Then it was Golden State's time again, with Durant as the prized addition.

Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get.

Kevin Durant took heat from critics saying he should have stayed with the Thunder and built a powerhouse team around himself and Russell Westbrook.

Additionally, last night's Game 5 was the most-streamed NBA Finals Game 5 ever and the second-most streamed NBA game ever. James was valiant with 41 points in a losing cause in the deciding game.

It makes the latest crown much different than the 2015 title, the first in 40 years for the club and in the careers of most of the players. But the Warriors bench has been the difference through three quarters. It was part of the huge respect Durant has for LeBron, something he verbalized throughout the night. He scored 30 or more points in all five Finals games. And the Cavs lost in five, by an average margin of defeat of 13.75 points. LeBron James has 27 points, but has played 35 of the 36 minutes.

The Cavaliers aren't going down in Game 5 of the NBA Finals without a fight. Indeed, sometimes lost in all the chatter about a possible Warriors dynasty is the fact that Golden State plays attractive, often generous team ball. The Warriors won 129-120 t.

"I'm not happy at all", said James, the first player in NBA Finals history to average a triple-double. Cleveland is considered to be Golden State's biggest challenger, followed by the San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics.

But there's no debating anything, unless it's the number of apologies that Stephen A. Smith and others across the world owe Kevin Durant for the hate, shade and belittling they gave him the second he revealed he was signing with the Golden State Warriors last summer.

"LeBron and Kyrie I've never seen nothing like them two before". West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received techs after a replay review.

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For the first time in the series, the Cavs played extremely well as a team where everyone contributed to their normal specifications. Obviously the best team in the league for the last three years, the best team this year.

Irving picked the pocket of his Warriors counterpart, Curry, and raced toward the hoop for a layup. However, Golden State, playing in front of their home fans, bounced back to take an 11-point lead into the halftime break.

Durant hit two deep 3s and Andre Iguodala threw down a soaring, one-handed dunk that sparked an increasingly nervous Oracle Arena crowd. The Warriors went on a 21-to-2 second-quarter run. Irving added 26 points and six assists.

Tight whistle in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Durant appeared to commit his third foul on the play, but the officials let it go and the game quickly turned. The Warriors were sitting pretty with a 12-point lead, Steph Curry pulled up on a three-point jumper that would have served as an exclamation point, but missed. The two teams also combined for 12 turnovers.

The Cavs responded with a dominant Game 4 win, 137-116, to avoid the sweep but didn't have enough to extend things back to Cleveland for a Game 6.

A tight whistle would seemingly favor the Warriors, who rely more on ball movement and cutting. "Doesn't get much better than that". James doesn't believe Cleveland is going anywhere either. They have an incredible team. Everyone is about to find out how good.

LeBron James and the Cavaliers have already staved off elimination once with a victory in Cleveland in Game 4.

A year ago, James led the Cavs' comeback from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Warriors for the title, but following Game 1, James said the Warriors are a different beast with Durant. But Curry wouldn't have been on stage as a two-time champion if not for Durant.

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