They may not have achieved the perfect 16-0 post-season tally, but victory was clearly sweet for the Golden State Warriors. The California team has scored a second NBA championship in three seasons, at home, against the Cleveland Cavaliers – the team that pipped them to the win last year.
The Warriors went into the clash 3-1 up in the best-of-seven finals after the Cavs put a stop to their chances of a clean run in game 4.
Tensions were clearly high throughout. An apparent push from the Warriors’ David West after Kyrie Irving reached in and tied him up earned him a technical foul. Tristan Thompson and J.R Smith received the same penalty after they joined in the scuffle.
A unanimous vote saw Kevin Durant awarded Most Valuable Player. But it wasn’t all plain sailing. The Cavs got off to a fiery start with 12 points each from LeBron James and Irving, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Warriors at bay. Almost 10 minutes into the second quarter, they retook the lead and never let it go.