Curry was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.He didn’t miss a free-throw during the entire Finals series.He attacked the basket early, and paced his team with 20 first-half points.He wound up with a team-high 37 points while nailing seven of his 15 three-point attempts.Golden State had already entrenched “dynasty” status before this season began but cemented its legacy with Friday’s win.That’s now three titles in four years for the Warriors, and with Durant, a free agent, having said he plans to re-sign with the team this summer and Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green under contract next season, this team is only poised to add to that total. Their regular-season record speaks for itself, including of course their record 73-win season in 2016, but the way they’ve rolled through these past four post-seasons is on par with some of the best dynasties of the modern era.Not only does have one of the quickest and most thorough signup processes of any dating site (a couple of minutes to answer important questions like “Do you want to have kids?
He checked out of the game with four minutes to play to a standing ovation from a fan base preparing to possibly say goodbye to its homegrown hero for a second time. After going down by double digits early, the Cavs mounted a brief comeback and trailed by nine at recess.
Both were legitimate contributors to a Finals-winning team — especially Mc Gee — and that’s not a sentence anybody expected to write this time just two years ago. Free agency, in which several franchise-type players could be on the move, headlined by James, is fast-approaching.
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Golden State came out of halftime and owned the third quarter, as it often does, outscoring Cleveland 25-13 in the frame.
By the end of the period, the Cavaliers had effectively given up, slow on defensive rotations and settling for bad jumpers as the Quicken Loans crowd fell silent.
It’s also fewer than Le Bron’s Miami Heat team (7 losses per playoffs during four straight Finals appearances in ’11-14).
Only Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls (4.3 losses during their six championship seasons between ’91-98) and the Shaq-Kobe Lakers (4.3 losses during their 2000-’02 three-peat) fared better.
The Warriors lead extended beyond 20, yet judging by their energy you’d think the soon-to-be champions were playing in a tied game.
Kevin Durant was making a case for his second consecutive Finals MVP, notching a triple-double two nights after scoring a career playoff-best 43 points.