The Warriors got it done in five games but this Finals felt much closer than that.
"It's even better than I thought", Durant told Bruce Fraser during preseason. Durant won the award by a unanimous vote. All 11 media members voting on the award had Durant as the victor. He shot a career-high 53.7 percent from the field as he played in 62 games for a Warriors team that finished the year leading the National Basketball Association in both wins (67) and average points per game (115.9). James was valiant with 41 points in a losing cause in the deciding game.
Sure, the Warriors missed becoming the first undefeated champion, but 16-1 still gave Golden State the best winning percentage of any title team at.941. "You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day", Durant said.
And when your support is averaging nearly 28 points a night, you know you're going to be in pretty good shape.
In 2012, an in-his-prime LeBron James took home his first NBA Championship when his Miami Heat earned a win over a young Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder.
"We've learned from everything we've been through to bring (the trophy) back home", Curry said.
However, the Cavs did not role over, they had great shotmaking to come out in the third, attacked the mismatches they wanted and were more disciplined, cutting the lead to four at one point.
Irving, who led the Cavs in scoring in each of Games 3 and 4 had 26 through three quarters but did not score in the fourth. He was labouring visibly coming back up the court allowing Curry a number of easy buckets as the game was winding down.
At the half the Warriors had an 11-point lead on the strength of a 21-2 run midway through the quarter by the Warriors.
In the process, the Warriors may be looking at the beginning of a dynasty. Love picked up two fouls in the first three minutes and had to go to the bench and was just not the same player we saw earlier in the series.
Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago. Last summer, Durant, who made a decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, elected to join forces with another superstar in Stephen Curry as well as Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to make Golden State a super team, and the group was close to unstoppable in the regular season and postseason.
Richard Burr thanks Attorney General Jeff Sessions for appearing before the Committee. "They don't decide prosecution". When it came time for questions, several lawmakers wanted Sessions to expand on his involvement in the firing of Comey.
Two guards with long guns watched as the prisoners, wearing cuffs on their ankles and wrists, shuffled toward the transport. Both men had been serving life sentences. "They need to surrender before we find 'em", Sills said.
Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. "I've seen the tweet about tapes ". The Senate Judiciary Committee had previously asked Comey to provide those memos, but said it did not receive them.
The game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State's David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away. Other short odds to win are the Cleveland Cavaliers (+350), the San Antonio Spurs (+1500) and the Boston Celtics (+2000).
It comes after Mrs May told Tory MPs: " I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it ". The DUP leader is nearly certain to ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as the price of a deal.
Spicer did not outright discount the notion of removing the special counsel, but he noted Ruddy was not a spokesman for Trump . Sessions says he was there for a speech by then-candidate Donald Trump and members of Sessions' staff were also in attendance.
He said there's nothing new about putting people on the air even if they're unpopular or have views that are deplorable to many. But at the same time, Jones and what he represents is "an important story, he's a serious story", Lack added.
Even better, Jennifer Weir told CBS News that a company came forward to replace Hatley's central air conditioning unit at no cost. His windows were also replaced, his house re-painted and Ms Weir said on Facebook that groceries were being delivered every week.
The attorney is expected to file a complaint with the Justice Department inspector general about the revelation next week. The information was leaked to a reporter of " The New York Times " through a professor from the Columbia Law School.
Durant was named finals MVP after scoring over 30 points in each of the five games - he averaged 35.2 per game across the series. The NBA season is over. "This is a great group of guys, great community, great fans", Durant said.
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Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State agree to raise, extension
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Departing champion Muguruza breaks down in tears
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AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee
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Mario Kart is Coming to HTC Vive at Tokyo's VR Zone
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May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority
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Eero 2nd-gen mesh Wi-Fi system: Everything you need to know
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Pentagon announces ICBM interceptor system a success
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Georgia man wrangles snake out of gas pump
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Trump may allow Comey testimony
Blumenthal: With respect to the investigation, I'm going into the Trump associates ties to the Russian meddling. Sewell: What level of proof do we need in order for us to have a criminal investigation by the FBI of Mr.