Warriors sweep Cavs to cement dynasty as LeBron ponders future

NBA Finals: Kevin Durant’s heroics against Cavaliers pull Warriors to brink of championship repeat

This NBA season started with a sense of inevitability around Curry's Golden State Warriors, a feeling that this season was a nine-month prelude to the certainty of crowning the Warriors as champions for the third time in four years.

Naturally, not everyone is buying the explanation, pegging it more as an excuse, with many comically questioning the veracity of the revelation considering his ability to carry that heavy-looking bag that he sported when he dashed out on reporters during the series opener's post game conference.

"At the end of the day, for me, staying around the game, being around the game will be something I'll probably do for the rest of my life, either while I'm playing for this later stage of my career, advising people in the National Basketball Association or whatever the case may be".

It must be noted that tip off was a little after 9 p.m. on the east coast.

"To be the best player in the world and to give everything you've got in your 15th season, play all 82 games, (it's) probably one of the greatest playoff runs that we'll ever see from an individual", Lue said after Game 4. Durant stated his case by registering his first playoff triple double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

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James wasn't making excuses for Cleveland's postseason pickle because if not for a reversed official's call or J.R. Smith's brain-lock in the closing seconds of regulation in Game 1 or Durant's brilliance in Game 3, the Cavs could be leading the series. He has already said he intends to re-sign with Golden State, and he didn't include any of the usual qualifiers about "if we can work something out". "You know, I watched that team a lot during the year".

Now Durant says he only needs to hammer out final details on a rich deal to remain with the Warriors, which would keep them as the team to beat next season. "I don't think anybody's even anxious about that stuff".

"Whatever he wants, Meyers said". So how does a player like KD find himself joining a roster that had just won 73 games a year prior? KD, who wasn't the headline in either Game 1 (LeBron) or Game 2 (Curry), made sure to bring out the "assassin" in him all night and kill off Cleveland's hopes. But from there on, Durant, Curry, Thompson, Green and the rest of this California crew showed why they're the game's gold standard. The Cavaliers won the rematch the next year but Golden State has handled them easily to finish the last two seasons. "I didn't think it was anything unusual given the state of our team, what we've been through and the length of this journey".

In two finals before the Warriors signed Durant, Golden State split with Cleveland and went 7-6. All around them were Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala and a succession of Warriors who ran around and harassed Cleveland's shooters enough to make life hard. When James, who only attempted three shots from the floor during the second half, left the game with about four minutes to play, he did so to a standing ovation from a home crowd that were chanting "M-V-P, M-V-P".

Kevin Love and the No. 8 pick are the two best trade assets of the Cavaliers.

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