Curry's Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight National Basketball Association title


Stephen Curry scored a game-high 37 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to their second consecutive championship with a 108-85 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday in Cleveland.

This could be the last NBA game this season as the Golden State Warriors look to sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals tonight.

Kevin Durant posted a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry attempts a layup with LeBron James lurking in the third quarter of Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals.

Durant, who had a playoff career-best 43 points in game three, became only the sixth back-to-back finals MVP.

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James averaged 34 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10 assists in the series, but as has been the case in the past, he didn't have enough help. They overcame an 11-point deficit in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Cleveland, and rallied from 13 points down to beat the Cavaliers in Game 3 on Wednesday.

In Game 3 of the NBA Finals, it was Kevin Durant who carried the Warriors to victory. The Warriors' successful title defense marked the 13th time in National Basketball Association history a team has won at least two in a row, and they became the seventh franchise to do so, joining the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons.

LeBron James played out the NBA Finals with a broken hand after punching a blackboard in frustration following the Cavaliers' heartbreaking Game 1 defeat. Golden State would be the first team to be responsible for two sweeps, as the 1975 Warriors swept the Washington Bullets.

It was the Warriors third NBA title in four straight NBA Finals - all against Cleveland. "I know that we'll come out in Game Four and really compete", Cavs forward Kevin Love told reporters.

James had two MRIs during the series and wore a soft cast when he wasn't practicing, playing or in view of the media, sources said, so as not to give the Warriors a competitive advantage. There is no way they will allow the Warriors to sweep them in Cleveland and spray champagne in their locker rooms. The Warriors could be champions again as early as Friday night, and this crown - after experiencing plenty of turbulence this season - would most definitely be one to savor. I'm glad we came out and played a great game. The other seven are some of the game's most recognizable names.

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As for James, his message is clear and simple, "You've just got to try to hunker down and get stops and try to create a little space'". The Warriors began defense of their title as a No. 2 seed and their season was in serious jeopardy when they fell behind 3-2 to presumptive MVP James Harden and the Rockets.

"I have no idea at this point", James said after the game.

The game could also hold huge significance for Cleveland as it may be the last time James pulls on a Cavaliers jersey in front of the Quicken Loans crowd.

The vote for Finals MVP was 7-4 for Durant over Curry. That was the worst figure among the nine Cleveland players that appeared in the game.

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