Golden State Defeats Cleveland to Win NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship. It is the first time since 1975 the franchise has won the NBA title.

Players formed a mob at center crowd following the final buzzer on Tuesday night as silence fell on the Cleveland crowd who watched their team fall to defeat.

The Warriors trailed in the series 2-1 after Game 3, but roared back to win three straight countering every Cavaliers move and all the points, assists and rebounds that LeBron James could make.

Stephen Curry as well as Andre Iguodala, who was named as the most valuable player in the finals, scored 25 points apiece to lead Golden State.

Cleveland, as a city, has not won a major professional sports title in 51 years.

David Blatt the head coach for Cleveland said that not every story ends happy. It does not mean however, it was a bad story.

LeBron James returned this season to his hometown to play again for the Cavaliers after playing four seasons with Miami. He finished the series with 32 points, 9 assists and 18 rebounds.

He sat very little during the series playing a minimum of 45 minutes in five of the six games during the Finals and 41 in the sixth.

Iguodala, who was assigned to be the primary defender against LeBron, said James did not have a weakness. However, after Cleveland took a 2-1 lead in the series, behind the brilliant play of James, Golden State made some adjustments to get their offense uncorked opting for a smaller lineup.

It did not help the Cavaliers that Kyrie Irving went down with a broken kneecap during Game 1 and that forward Kevin Love was lost for the postseason in round 1 against the Boston Celtics.

James said following the game that his team finished with 14 assists of which he had 9 and that does not win in the NBA.

The Warriors led by as many as 14 points during the second half but Cleveland fought back during the fourth quarter cut the lead to just 7. Cleveland did cut the lead to 4 in the last 33 seconds of play, but free throws by the Warriors ended it.

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