Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 9:16
The Warriors won 129-120 to win the National Basketball Association championship.
NOTES: The Warriors'.941 winning percentage in the playoffs (16-1) bettered the previous mark of.938 established by the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 15-1.
"They have an incredible team".
The party began as soon as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years. The all-time scoring leader, 6 championships, 6 MVPs. "Adding (George) to the mix might be the closest thing we could see to another team challenging (Golden State) next year", Sherman said, before adding that the Warriors would still be the favourites.
"Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down". Take a minute to reminded of a few of them... "He's had an wonderful career, but he just took it to the next level", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "It's fun to be part of this".
Now that the Finals are over, the next step for the Cleveland Cavaliers is to evaluate how far away they are from the Golden State Warriors and make adjustments. The opportunity to lead true dynasties don't come along frequently for players; the chance of another opportunity being more enticing than the one the Warriors present may not really exist. How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the finals? You don't force anybody to have to take that approach, but at the end of the day, we know what's best for us as a group going forward and we're going to do whatever we can to keep this team together.
On what it felt like to lose to the Warriors in the Finals in five games: "I left everything on the floor every game, all five games".
"The Bible says the Lord exalts humility and that's one thing I try to be all the time".
If you are the best player, you are charged with making everyone else on the team better and James does not do that or needs better teammates.
The Warriors responded with a 28-4 run for a lead they never gave up after that. While Durant has a player option on his contract, Curry will be an unrestricted free agent and the Warriors might have to pay him a lot. "And (to) see it come to life in this series, it was unbelievable", Curry said in his post-match press conference. What we've built here is truly special. When asked about his future in the league, he said: "For me personally - I don't know".
"I'm ready to do it again".