NBA FINALS: GAME 5 – By Michael D. Kilgore Sr.
The Golden State Warriors are the 2017 NBA Champions dropping King James and The Cleveland Cavaliers in 5 games.
LeBron James playing all but two minutes was the games high scorer with 41 points.
Cleveland played well as Kyrie Irving added 26pts and J.R Smith nearly matching him with 25pts.
This one simply told the story of the whole series. Golden State is just that good! The Warriors have a completely unstoppable squad, and the whole organization deserves every bit of it’s success.
Warrior’s high scorer was Durant with 39pts with Curry right behind him with 34. Also give credit when credit is due to Klay Thompson, only scoring 11 to go along with 5reb and, 2ast but made huge plays at key moments during the game.
The Warriors in my opinion made it clear the whole series they was the more superior squad. Adding Kevin Durant whom took home The Finals MVP trophy, to go along with the best guard in the game in Stephen Curry on a deep, deep
Warriors team…There was no way they lost this series. Cleveland certainly looked frustrated and searching for answers after game 2. The Cavs started strong in a must win game 5. Holding a lead late in the first quarter, we would slowly watch them lose it.
The Warriors was at home and rallied back with their fans behind them. They wasn’t having it and showed once again their true fire power! They would regain the lead for good to hoist the Larry O’Brian trophy in front of their crowd at the final buzzer. Victory was sweet and revenge on The Cavs was better.
The Golden State Warriors now in dynasty mode especially with the Durantchula in their corner will hold a parade and rally on June 15th in Oakland, CA. This will be a sight I think we all may very well see next year and possibly years to come. This team I believe to be one of the best if not THE BEST team in NBA history. Let’s just hope it’s not Cleveland who meets them in the Finals again next year.
Kevin Durant was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for his impeccable effort in the Finals, averaging 35 points per game on 55-47-92 shooting numbers. He hit the iconic pull-up three to seal Game 3 and, as one commentator puts it, has been the clear difference-maker for a Warriors team looking to dethrone the Cavaliers as defending NBA champions.
“I couldn’t sleep for two days,” Durant told ABC’s Doris Burke on the court after the title victory. “I was anxious, I was jittery. I just wanted to lay it all out there. I put in work. I just had to trust in it.”