Golden State Warriors Win NBA Title With Game 6 Victory
Much like the Chicago Blackhawks did en route to last night’s Stanley Cup victory, the Golden State Warriors erased a 2-1 series deficit against the Cleveland Cavaliers by winning three in a row—capped off by tonight’s convincing Game 6 victory at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavs managed to make things interesting with big runs at the end of the first and second half, but the Warriors never panicked, staving off both flurries before coming away with a 105-97 title-clinching win.
Leading the way tonight was the duo of Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala, who each contributed 25 points at the offensive end of the court. They were both outdone by LeBron James, who had another big performance with 32 points, 18 rebounds and 9 assists. But in the end, James’ ridiculous numbers were not enough to earn him the Larry O’Brien Trophy or the Bill Russell Trophy for NBA Finals MVP—which went to Iguodala.
This championship caps off an incredible season for the Warriors, who had an NBA-best 67-15 record (including an amazing 39-2 at home). It’s the fourth NBA title in the franchise’s history, and their first in 40 years.
With a team like theirs, don’t expect Golden State to have to wait another 40 years before their next championship.
Time for some champagne!