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2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Follygunners: 5:03am On Jun 09, 2018
CLEVELAND -- Golden State. Golden still.

Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight NBA title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete a sweep and perhaps drive LeBron James from his home again to chase championships.

Overcoming obstacles all season long, the Warriors were not going to be denied and won the fourth straight finals matchup against Cleveland with ease.

It was the first sweep in the NBA Finals since 2007, when James was dismissed by a powerful San Antonio team in his first one. His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next.

James finished with 23 points and spent the final minutes on the bench, contemplating what went wrong and maybe his next move.

Act IV between the Warriors and Cavs featured a drama-filled and controversial Game 1. But from there on, Durant, Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the rest of this California crew showed why they're the game's gold standard.

And they may stay that way.

Not wanting to give the Cavs or their fans any hope despite the fact that no team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs, the Warriors built a nine-point halftime lead when Curry ignored a closeout by James and dropped a 3-pointer.

Then the league's best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out "War-eee-orrss" chants that provide a perfect musical accompaniment to their 3-point barrages.

By the start of the fourth quarter, the only question was whether Curry would win his first NBA Finals MVP or if it would go to Durant for the second year in a row.

After surviving a rougher-than-usual regular season and beating top-seeded Houston in Game 7 on the road in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors withstood an overtime scare in Game 1 and joined an elite group of teams to win multiple championships in a four-year span.

Only Bill Russell's Boston Celtics, the "Showtime" Lakers and the Los Angeles squad led by Kobe and Shaq, and Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls have been as dominant in such a short period of time.

The Dub Dynasty.

http://www.espn.com/nba/recap?gameId=401034616

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Mynd44: 6:49am On Jun 09, 2018
Second time Lebron James and the Cavs will be swept in the Finals.

How is that for legacy?

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by nabegibeg: 6:50am On Jun 09, 2018
Follygunners:
CLEVELAND -- Golden State. Golden still.

Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight NBA title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete a sweep and perhaps drive LeBron James from his home again to chase championships.

Overcoming obstacles all season long, the Warriors were not going to be denied and won the fourth straight finals matchup against Cleveland with ease.

It was the first sweep in the NBA Finals since 2007, when James was dismissed by a powerful San Antonio team in his first one. His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next.

James finished with 23 points and spent the final minutes on the bench, contemplating what went wrong and maybe his next move.

Act IV between the Warriors and Cavs featured a drama-filled and controversial Game 1. But from there on, Durant, Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the rest of this California crew showed why they're the game's gold standard.

And they may stay that way.

Not wanting to give the Cavs or their fans any hope despite the fact that no team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs, the Warriors built a nine-point halftime lead when Curry ignored a closeout by James and dropped a 3-pointer.

Then the league's best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out "War-eee-orrss" chants that provide a perfect musical accompaniment to their 3-point barrages.

By the start of the fourth quarter, the only question was whether Curry would win his first NBA Finals MVP or if it would go to Durant for the second year in a row.

After surviving a rougher-than-usual regular season and beating top-seeded Houston in Game 7 on the road in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors withstood an overtime scare in Game 1 and joined an elite group of teams to win multiple championships in a four-year span.

Only Bill Russell's Boston Celtics, the "Showtime" Lakers and the Los Angeles squad led by Kobe and Shaq, and Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls have been as dominant in such a short period of time.

The Dub Dynasty.

http://www.espn.com/nba/recap?gameId=401034616



who cares... at the end they have soooooo much money..

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Dutchey(m): 6:50am On Jun 09, 2018
chai, CLEVELAND has turned to WARRIOR'S client...Curry & Durant bad ooo.. I think James can't do it alone

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Zaineepp: 6:50am On Jun 09, 2018
Call me when LeBron wakes uo
Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by RogueX: 6:50am On Jun 09, 2018
Americans Criticising Kevin Durant anyhow, like if they were in his shoes they wouldnt join the best team for trophies.

Call him king snake, fact is he's a King anyway

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Aghans(m): 6:50am On Jun 09, 2018
congrats

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by EmekusTHEgreat(m): 6:52am On Jun 09, 2018
James is still king

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Alejoc(m): 6:52am On Jun 09, 2018
It is their time to shine!

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Alejoc(m): 6:54am On Jun 09, 2018
As the name implies... Warriors don't joke!!



Maybe we are witnessing the end of an era kiss

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by shamecurls(m): 6:54am On Jun 09, 2018
GSW just too hot to handle.

An humiliating final.

A KD&SC just too wow.


So sorry for LeBron...

And SC is the real MVP and not KD

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by MrPresident1: 6:54am On Jun 09, 2018
Mtsheeeeeeew

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by KAM3KAZI: 6:55am On Jun 09, 2018
Warriors have done again!!

I'm sure this wouldn't have happened if cavs didn't let Kyrie go tongue

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by AreaFada2: 6:55am On Jun 09, 2018
Maybe time for James to contemplate retirement?
Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by maxiuc(m): 6:57am On Jun 09, 2018
cheesy
Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by statrboiTolu(m): 6:57am On Jun 09, 2018
G.s.w is the team for now!! Too much talent in one team.....The Cavs hv just lebron n his team mates which are not on his level...I feel for him sha, alos like the way he holds his team mates down!

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Follygunners: 6:57am On Jun 09, 2018
Mynd44:
Second time Lebron James and the Cavs will be swept in the Finals.

How is that for legacy?

Legacy my foot... the league just seem to baby the guy. Being a great player isn't close to being a great team!

Team work makes the dream work! The Warriors beat the sh!t out of them. 3 titles in 4years... Dubs 4 Life! cool

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Alejoc(m): 6:58am On Jun 09, 2018
Golden State fast becoming the Real Madrid of NBA... Smartwork plus deep pockets to bring in the best always pays

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by shamecurls(m): 6:58am On Jun 09, 2018
EmekusTHEgreat:
James is still king


Statistically, he got that. I just still will rate a Kobe Bryant ahead of him. He makes BB interesting with ease.

You know that easy does it play like Curry tries to do now.

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Allwility: 6:58am On Jun 09, 2018
NBA?? Who watches that? Mbok make una shift. We are a footballing nation abeg. It's just like that Indian man always asking where he can watch a live cricket match in Nigeria. Cricket ko, Grasshopper ni

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by kingkuntaval: 6:59am On Jun 09, 2018
LeBron will probably leave the Cavs, Atlanta or Houston his likely destinations. Smith's debacle in game 1 really set the tone for the rest of the series. 'Bron is heavily overburdened by rest of the Cavs roster, but it doesn't change the fact the he remains the GOAT. Regardless, big ups to the Warriors.#StrengthInNumbers.

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Elnino4ladies: 6:59am On Jun 09, 2018
King LeBron James is still the MVP
Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Follygunners: 7:00am On Jun 09, 2018
EmekusTHEgreat:
James is still king

What King? Which Kingdom, abeg? undecided

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Chukazu: 7:03am On Jun 09, 2018
I weep for King James embarassed



The Calvs team has not depth ... They need additional two "world- class" players so that all the burdens are not left for James.

The moment the Houston Rockets could not stop the Warriors, I New the title was theirs to lose

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by Follygunners: 7:03am On Jun 09, 2018
kingkuntaval:
LeBron will probably leave the Cavs, Atlanta or Houston his likely destinations. Smith's debacle in game 1 really set the tone for the rest of the series. 'Bron is heavily overburdened by rest of the Cavs roster, but it doesn't change the fact the he remains the GOAT. Regardless, big ups to the Warriors.#StrengthInNumbers.

GOAT? Really? I nvr think MJ would be swept 2ce in his career... MJ has a 100% NBA finals record.. 'Bronny only has a 33.3% NBA finals record... so great stat for a GOAT?

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by SPOILT9JAOLOSHO(m): 7:04am On Jun 09, 2018
Just finished watching it
Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by WayStage(m): 7:04am On Jun 09, 2018
I no see Ronaldo for that pix... Abi no b dem carry trophy? cry

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by ayodaisi: 7:05am On Jun 09, 2018
Nothing last forever
Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:08am On Jun 09, 2018
[b]Still revelling in this now....... popping the champagne!!
We are having a long Friday night now
Love King James LeBron, but falling in love with K.D now, Kelvin Durant is really amazing, and Stephen Curry is wonderful!
Such a simple, gentle player.
CONGRATS GSW!!!
Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by adekayo1234(m): 7:10am On Jun 09, 2018
The highest I have come to know about NBA is playing the game on my phone... Sweet game grin grin

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Re: 2018 NBA Finals: Warriors Sweeps LeBron James Cavaliers For 2nd Straight Title by vickobon(m): 7:11am On Jun 09, 2018
Mynd44:
Second time Lebron James and the Cavs will be swept in the Finals.

How is that for legacy?
Bro, a sweep means a 4-0 win in the best of seven series. This is the only time Lebron will be swept in a final. am a curry fan tho.

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