CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 on the road, capturing their second-straight NBA title and third NBA title in four seasons. Head coach Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors were crowned NBA Champions on Friday night after sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 in the 2018 Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Golden State Warriors were by Steph Curry scored who contibuted 37 points(20 points in the first half), while Kevin Durant added a triple-double — earning his second consecutive NBA Finals MVP trophy.
“That’s how you know we’re a great team, is when everybody’s coming after us,” Durant said. “Whether it’s opponents, whether it’s different coaches panning for us, whether it’s the fans, the media that hate us, it feels good when you’re the team that everybody’s gunning for. It makes us better.”
Durant finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and 3 blocks. He averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists in the NBA Finals.
Andre Igouldala added 11 points and Klay Thompson 10 for the Warriors.
OF COURSE HE DID! 💦
20-point 1st half for Steph 🔥
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) 9 juni 2018
Lebron James averaged 34 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10 assists in the series. Kevin Love added with 13 points, while J.R.Smith and Rodney Hood each chipped in with 10 points.
“For me, I still have so much to give to the game,” James said. “When you have a goal and you’re able to accomplish that goal, it actually — for me personally — it made me even more hungry to continue to try to win championships, and I still want to be in championship mode. I think I’ve shown this year why I will still continue to be in championship mode.”
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, “I hope he stays,” when asked about James’ future, adding: “After a game like that, I’m not in any position to talk about that. I just appreciate what he’s done for us this season. That’s all I can really speak about.”