Warriors Close Out Cavs, 129-120, in NBA Finals
Series MVP Kevin Durant scored 39 points, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, in Game Five of the 2017 NBA Finals in Oakland on Monday night. With the win, Golden State clinched its second NBA title in three years, 4-1.
Durant and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala hit three-point shots on consecutive trips down the floor in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Steph Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Warriors, who lost the title in seven games to Cleveland last season.
LeBron James had 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in defeat for the Cavs. Kyrie Irving pitched in 26 points.
Cleveland’s win in Game 4 represented the only loss Golden State suffered in the postseason. They finished a remarkable 16-1 in the playoffs.
2017 NBA Finals Recap: Golden State def. Cleveland, 4-1
Game 1: Golden State 113, Cleveland 91
Game 2: Golden State 132, Cleveland 113
Game 3: Golden State 118, Cleveland 113
Game 4: Cleveland 137, Golden State 116
Game 5: Golden State 129, Cleveland 120