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The Golden State Warriors Repeat As NBA Champions, Sweeping The Cleveland Cavaliers

June 9, 2018

For the second straight season and third time in four seasons and that many NBA final clashes, the Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers.

This time it was 4 straight “G.S.” wins after a 6 game triumph in ’15 and a 5 game win last season. Cleveland, strongly aided by the suspension of Dray Green, won the city’s first sports crown in 51 and a half years (memo to Michael Wilbon that is NOT nearly 60, but you said it was) in 7 games in ’16.

Last night’s game 4 win, exactly 39 years and one week after Seattle “titled” winning 4 straight, but games (2-5) vs a Washington team and a night after the other “Wash” winter sports team, the Capitals, “titled” winning games (2-5), was a devastating (108-85) rout.

In it, Steph Curry hit for 37 points, but for a second straight season, this time certainly with a strong case for Curry winning it, the great Kevin Durant was named Series MVP.

The Warriors are the first NBA franchise to sweep the NBA Final series twice. They have never been swept in a final and are (24-5), in their six victorious final series. By contrast the Bulls were (24-11), however, more telling with a perfect (6-0) mark. The Warriors are (6-4), (4-3) on the West coast, in NBA final series.

Cleveland was swept for the second time, the Lakers once in Minneapolis and twice in L.A. were swept thrice. The difference is that the Lakers have 16 titles and Cleveland has one.

 

Mr. Durant and his epic 43 point performance in game 3 is an excellent choice.

Steph Curry pictured above, with big games 2 and 4, also made the most important G.S. play of the final, a driving, 3 point play that put the Warriors up by one point late in “reg” of an eventual overtime win in game 3. He also would have been an excellent MVP choice.

 

 

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