Warriors lift themselves to lift the title

Jonathan Hernandez
June 16, 2017

The Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, claiming their second National Basketball Association championship in seasons. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

"We're obviously just getting started", Curry said after closing out Cleveland in Monday night's NBA Finals Game 5.

Even from six rows back, 9- and 10-year-old brothers William and Rizal Cahambing were not going to miss a chance to see their favorite Golden State Warriors player, Stephen Curry, as he rode atop a double-decker bus during Thursday's parade to celebrate the team's latest championship.

Durant averaged 35.2 points and 8.4 rebounds a game in the finals to claim the MVP award unanimously, joining Rick Barry and Andre Iguodala as the only Warriors to win the award. "Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together, the different kind of ceremonies and the traditions that have happened around championship-winning teams".

After answering one final question following an extended stay at the podium, the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player felt like he might have said more than he should.

It all added up to Golden State's second championship in three years. "I hope I do this for a long time for the Warriors". "I have no reason to look back at what I could have done or what I shouldn't have done or what I could have done better for the team". "And there's more to come from him". Super team? No, we just work extremely well together.

"Man, that guy is - I think that some people would say he's on the toe of - like he's on the line of greatness". "If KD was the consolation prize to lose, thanks for that loss, and we're champs this year". "We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us". "Like I said, tried to be myself, be aggressive and sacrifice as well". "I answered I wouldn't go".

In February, Curry responded to Under Armour CEO Steve Plank's comment that Trump would be an "asset" for the United States by saying he agreed with the description if you remove the "et" from "asset". "We will handle that accordingly and responsibly, and do the right thing for us individually and as a group". David West fought for the ball with Irving, then they got tangled up and Tristan Thompson entered the fray and he and West went at each other face-to-face.

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