Golden State Warriors Down The Cleveland Cavaliers To Become NBA Finals Champs, Plus All The Stats You Need To Know

Golden State Warriors Down The Cleveland Cavaliers To Become NBA Finals Champs, Plus All The Stats You Need To Know

With a 105-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors were crowned NBA Champions. This marks the first title for the Golden State franchise since 1975, per Bleacher Report.

Despite a valiant Finals performance for the ages from Cavs superstar LeBron James, who averaged 35.8 points, 13.3 assists, and 8.8 rebounds throughout the six-game series, according to @ESPNStatsInfo, the losses of Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving hampered Cleveland’s ability to get the job done.

Regular season MVP Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala scored 25 points each in the Game 6 victory for the Warriors. Curry became the sixth player ever to win his first MVP and first NBA title in the same season, per CheatSheet. Here’s Curry celebrating the monumental victory with his wife and daughter.

Golden State’s Iguodala was named Finals MVP, becoming the first player to have never started a game during the regular season who went on to win the award.

The Warriors soon-to-be free agent, Draymond Green, who is poised to earn a maximum contract from whoever is willing to offer one, posted a triple-double in the Game 6 win.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr became the first rookie coach since 1982 to win a title in his first season since Pat Riley with the Los Angeles Lakers, and only the seventh head coach overall to win a title in his first season.

For a great recap of Game 6, check out what the Inquisitr reported in the immediate aftermath.

Here’s the trophy presentation to the Warriors team by Commissioner Adam Silver.

LeBron James and the Cavs were gracious in defeat.

Do you think the outcome would’ve been the same had Love and Irving been playing for the Cavs?

[Photo by Ezra Shaw / Getty Images]

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