Warriors defeat Cleveland in five games, win NBA title

Posted at 11:44 PM, Jun 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 00:12:21-04

The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O’Brien Trophy. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, Calif. – There will be no three-one stun this year in the NBA Finals.

Monday, the Warriors beat Cleveland 129-120 to win the best of seven series in five games and claim the NBA championship. It’s the second title in three years for Golden State.

The Cavaliers, who erased a three-games-to-one series deficit to win the NBA championship last season, staved off elimination by beating Golden State 137-116 in Friday’s game four. But LeBron James’ team couldn’t find any more magic against the high-powered Warriors.

After averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in the series, Kevin Durant was voted NBA Finals MVP. Durant signed a free agent contract with Golden State last offseason.