WARRIORS DEFEAT CAVS FOR SECOND TITLE IN THREE YEARS

 

Despite winning 73 games last season, the Kevin Durant-less Golden State Warriors could not close the deal. Fast forward a year and add one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history and the outcome is completely different. The Cavs fought to the bitter end but the Warriors proved too much and bested the defending champs 129-120 in Game 5 avoiding the pressure of Games 6 and 7. Kevin Durant capped his incredible season by scoring 39 points en route to being named NBA Finals MVP. LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.