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But the tech-savvy Dubs redeemed me by winning their second National Basketball Association title in three years by dethroning the reigning champ Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 on Tuesday.

You'll recall that it was Cleveland that came back from a 3-1 series deficit in last year's finals to stun Golden State.

During the Finals, Durant averaged 35.2 points on 55.6 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from three, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steal across 39.7 minutes per game.

James did, however, say he believed the Cavaliers would try their best to compete. Against Golden State, he met an army of players constructed just to stop him, and LeBron still put in a superhuman effort the likes of which we've literally never seen before. In the National Basketball Association, though, I doubt that argument will be accepted, and for a fact, it is suspect considering how well Golden State played this year. Both players' deals would expire before the current CBA in 2023, meaning the Warriors would be able sign them to fresh extensions before any new labor contract takes effect.

But more than anything, these Finals proved once again that LeBron James is the best player on Earth. "This is Golden State's era".

Before the start of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Westgate SuperBook tipped Warriors as a minus-160 favourite to win next year's championship.

James had a spectacular series, averaging 33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists but it wasn't enough.

The NBA Finals on ABC is expected to win the night across all of television for the 60th consecutive time.

Kevin Durant not only brought home an NBA Championship title for folks in Oakland, he also showed love to his D.C. area fans after Monday's game. Durant was front and center in that turnaround, hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer to provide the signature moment of the Warriors rally - and the series as a whole - in an 11-0 finish.

Pretty fantastic that an athlete this comprehensively talented could be laughed at as a loser, but Cleveland's loss to Golden State in the NBA Finals on Monday night has unleashed the usual wave of social-media silliness.

Cleveland's inability to give the Warriors much of a fight has already sparked talk that James, who left the team in 2010 for Miami before returning four years later, could consider another move during free agency.


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