Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals Win Takes Social Media by Storm

Golden State Warriors secured the title by winning Game 5 129-120 at Oracle Arena to take the series 4-1, the team's second in three years.

The Warriors won in 2014-15 but were beaten in last year's deciding series by the LeBron James-inspired Cavaliers.

Kevin Durant scored 39 points and was named the finals MVP, a no brainer.

But it took a team effort for the Warriors to overcome a determined Cavaliers' squad, including contributions from 33-year-old veteran Andre Iguodala and 21-year-old Patrick McCaw.

Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down three-pointers, dished and dunked in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series.

Speaking on ESPN and BT Sport, he added: "I've got the best job in the world, these guys are so gifted, so committed to each other and so unselfish".

Last night, Wanda made yet another appearance as her son accepted an even more impressive MVP award, this one for the NBA Finals.

Green was called for four technical fouls this postseason and two came during the NBA Finals.

Maybe Thompson or Curry would have hit those shots if Durant never came to Golden State; maybe the Warriors would have won the title without him; maybe Durant didn't actually alter National Basketball Association history in any meaningful way.

Golden State have no time to rest after dethroning the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the second title in three seasons, with Durant and Curry set to become free agents. "But I'm going to celebrate this one for now". Without their best player, the Warriors would have had more difficulty matching up with James and Kyrie Irving.

As expected for Cleveland, LeBron James came in as the leading scorer with 41 points.

"We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said during the trophy celebration. Replays showed that Durant did hit James on the head, which should have been his third personal foul.

Curry embraced Durant's arrival after the Warriors dropped last year's finals to Cleveland in seven games, an unselfish attitude that reflected Durant's desires and created an inside-outside pairing that was almost unstoppable.

And as great as the Warriors are, you look back on this series and think that they all should be on their way back to Cleveland for Game 6.

At the time, Durant called the lead-up to his decision the most challenging few weeks of his National Basketball Association career, and even said it was not about winning titles but about personal growth and quality-of-life choices. "But no such thing as a failed season when you put in as much work as we've done".

Dismissing haters is not such a big deal to Durant as they might imagine. "I'm just so happy for him to be able to realize his goal and be my teammate".

  • Julie Sanders