Stephen Curry scored a game-high 37 points and Kevin Durant added a triple-double as the Warriors won their second consecutive NBA title and third in four years with a dominating 108-85 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“This is so hard to do and doing it three out of four years is incredible,” guard Klay Thompson said.
Only Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics, the “Showtime” Lakers and the Los Angeles squad led by Kobe and Shaq, and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls have been as dominant in such a short period of time.
Durant was named the NBA Finals MVP for the second year in a row after averaging 28.8 points in the series, along with 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists.
LeBron James averaged 34 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10 assists in the series, but like it has been all season, the Cavs didn’t give him enough help. The three-time NBA Champion is expected to opt out of his $35.6 million contract for 2019 in July and become a free agent.
Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter after the Cavs got swept.
Tomorrow’s Headlines Today… pic.twitter.com/4vTZwWiX3s
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 9, 2018
— Owura (@gh_landlord) June 9, 2018
— The Zen Master (@TheZen_Mr) June 9, 2018
LeBron where we headed pic.twitter.com/cV2OD79z2x
— JWepp (@JWepp) June 9, 2018
— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) June 9, 2018
LeBron James vs Kevin Durant in football was way more exciting than this pic.twitter.com/AENRCb2SYt
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) June 9, 2018
LeBron finishes the Finals averaging 34-9-10 on 53% and his team got swept. This Warriors team is just unbelievable.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) June 9, 2018
Live look at LeBron pic.twitter.com/OmGzxYhAff
— Saad Yousuf (@SaadYousuf126) June 9, 2018
Durant becomes only 6th player to win consecutive Finals MVPs.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) June 9, 2018
Steve Kerr: 8 NBA Championship rings pic.twitter.com/YgfWPMaybp
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 9, 2018
Oracle is FEELING IT ? pic.twitter.com/pAtRDlJFOK
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 9, 2018
Only players to have 4 scoring titles and multiple Finals MVPs:
Kevin Durant pic.twitter.com/puRxEWgoqw
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 9, 2018
Trust The Process!!!! Find a new slant @KingJames
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 9, 2018