After Game 5, Golden State Warriors won the 2017 NBA Championship for the 2nd time in their 3rd successive Finals against Cleveland Cavaliers.
It was tricky to think Cavaliers would repeat their last year’s run by rallying from a 3-1 to win the trophy but Warriors didn’t want to go through that ordeal again so they up their game with Kevin Durant pulling 39 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
The inclusion of Kevin Durant did make a difference but it all worked out just as Coach Steve Kerr said because “they are so gifted, so committed to each other and so unselfish”.
After a poor run in the Game 4 scoring 14 points, Stephen Curry closed the game with his 34 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Andre Iguodala came on from the bench to add 20 points to smash the Cavaliers hopes of coming back from a 3-1 loss.
Cavaliers did put up a fight with LeBron James leading the points on both sides with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and 6 assists and JR. Smith added 25 points but the Warriors once again dominated and gave the Cavaliers a perfect revenge with a 129-120 to end the series with a 4-1 lead.