A sigh of relief and dancing in the streets as the Golden State Warriors secured their second NBA championship in three seasons. Their game five win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, capping a near perfect run through the playoffs. The Warriors who beat Cleveland in the 2015 finals only to lose to them last year after squandering a three to one series lead went a record setting 16 in 1 in the playoffs.
The win provided redemption for the Warriors who brought Kevin Durant over from the Oklahoma City Thunder last off season to bolster their already high powered offense. Durant led the way for the Warriors with 39 points and was named the Finals MVP, but he says it was a team effort.
>> They call us a super team but there's been a lot of super teams that hasn't worked and we came together and we continued to just believe in each other and we sacrificed and we're champs now.>> For us to be able to do it in front of our home crowd, it's something I will remember for a very long time.
>> Cavs forward Lebron James had a game high 41 points but it wasnt enough to turn it around.>> They assembled a great team, we was able to get them last year and they went out and got one of the best players that this league has ever seen.