Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to win the 2017 NBA Finals

Kevin Durant named Finals MVP
Posted at 11:45 PM, Jun 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 02:46:55-04

In the third straight NBA Finals meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors prevailed, taking the series in five games and closing the series out at home with a 129-120 win.

This was Golden State's second championship in the last three years, and Kevin Durant's first title.

"It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans," Durant said. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it."

After winning big in the first two games at Oracle Arena, the Warriors stole Game 3 on the road in Cleveland. Down 3-0 and with their backs against the wall, the Cavs made a statement with a 21-point win in Game 4.

However, back in California, the Warriors finished things off  in front of their home crowd to prevent the series from going back to Ohio.

The stars performed exactly how you would expect them to, with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and LeBron James all scoring more than 30 points.

Golden State took an 11-point lead into the half, and never looked back, finishing things off late in the 4th quarter.

Bench points were a huge part of the narrative with the Warriors' bench outscoring the Cavs' bench by a landslide in the deciding game.

Durant was named Finals MVP, with a 39-point performance in Game 5. The Warriors lost just one game the entire postseason.

LeBron James scored 41 points and logged 13 rebounds in the game, but his team ultimately could not compete with the firepower of the Golden State Warriors. James' Finals record is now 3-5.

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