Durant joins Jordan and Shaq for a slice of NBA Finals history

Solenn Plantier
Juin 19, 2017

The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

"I wouldn't call it revenge", Iguodala said.

The Warriors won in 2015 before the Cavs made their historic comeback a year ago. "And when Steph turned that corner, I think it was after Christmas Day, when he turned that corner, we became nearly unbeatable".

Curry, 29, said in January that Golden State is "a ideal place to play" and "there's really no reason that I can see right now that would draw me elsewhere".

Led by Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, the Warriors finished the regular season with the best record in the league at 67-15 and won the title with a near-perfect 16-1 record in the playoffs.

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5, winning their second championship in three years and their first since adding Kevin Durant to their roster.

"We've overcome a lot of doubts", said Tulio Zelada, 28, a San Francisco resident who attended the parade.

"My answer is, let's create more great teams, rather than completely focus on one incredible team and whether that's seemingly unfair to the other team", he said. "I've been so lucky to be part of so many championship teams as a player and now as a coach, and it never gets old".

Kyrie Irving followed up his 40-point gem in Friday's Game 4 with 26 points but shot 9 for 22.

"I'm planning to coach for a long time", Kerr said, via ESPN.

But he offered a glimpse of what more he could offer by averaging more than 30 points per game during a 4-1 series win over the Cavaliers in the Finals.

"We're going down as one of the best teams ever and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala said. "This is something that we want to continue to do, but for us to have these conversations that we had nearly a year ago and now being in this position, worth every shot we took in practice, fighting through injuries that he had this year, and it's an unbelievable feeling".

- Stephen Curry averaged 4.2 three-pointers per playoff game, the fifth-most in National Basketball Association history among players who played at least four games in that year's playoffs. "I'm just so happy for him to be able to realise his goal and be my teammate".

"We're a resilient team", Love said.

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