NBA Finals: Golden State down Cleveland 105-97 to clinch title

The wait is finally over for everyone. Golden State Warriors have successfully obliterated Cleveland Cavaliers to secure the title in the NBA Finals with four games to two.

The Warriors have finally put a hault to their 40-year drought of wins when they ended the best-of-seven championship series by winning Game Six 105-97 Tuesday night in the Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio.

The current team proved that they did not need to lose in order to win as there was not a single player in the roster that had any experience in the NBA Finals.

The Warriors won the game by hitting seven more three-pointers. The gap was larger until Cleveland’s J.R. Smith swooped in four late, long-range shots, forcing the Cavs into 19 turnovers.

“We were fortunate in a lot of ways this year,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said after the victory.

“Maybe No. 1 was health. And to win a title, there’s obviously a lot of work, but a lot of luck as well, and we had a lot of luck on our side this year. And our guys took advantage of it. They were fantastic.”

“I was blessed with an unbelievable group of guys my first year.  I can’t believe how lucky I am.”

“What really wins is the combination of great offense and great defense,” Kerr added.

“We had the No. 1 defense in the league. We had the highest-scoring team in the league. When you get that combination, then you’re going to be pretty good.”

Golden State’s Draymond Green scored a triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Curry served up 25 points on 8-for-19 shooting whereas Shaun Livingston and Festus Ezeli shot 10 each.

Meanwhile, as Kerr was celebrating his magnificent first year, David Blatt of Cleveland was mourning.

“Not every story has a happy ending,” Blatt said. “It doesn’t mean it’s a bad story. This was not. This was a good story.”

Photo credits: The Guardian

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