Curry, Warriors lead Cavs at end of 1st quarter

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THE Golden State Warriors are once again the National Basketball Association champions after a 108-85 victory over LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers won them their third title in the last four seasons.

The fourth consecutive NBA Finals match-up between the two rivals proved to be the most lopsided as the Warriors clinched the best-of-seven series in the minimum number of games with a 108-85 victory in Cleveland to repeat as champions.

The similarities saw the Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Larry O'Brien trophy, just like the 2015 champs did past year over the 2016 winners. Kevin Durant added three blocks of his own, to go along with a 20-point, 12-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.

James, widely regarded as the greatest player of his generation, is expected to leave for a second time, having returned to the franchise in 2014 after departing for Miami four years earlier.

Durant's competition was stiff and two-pronged, between his teammate Steph Curry and opponent LeBron James.

"Whether it's opponents, whether it's different coaches panning for us, whether it's the fans, the media that hate us, it feels good when you're the team that everybody's gunning for", said Durant.

In the 2018 Playoffs, the game's greatest player averaged 34.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 9.0 assists in 22 contests - topping the 40-point plateau eight times, including his 51-point outburst against the Warriors, and a pair of buzzer-beaters over in and Toronto.

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But it was Warriors forward Kevin Durant who was named the finals' Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year. Free agents will line up for the chance to move west even if that means taking some pay cuts. That series, one the Warriors led 3-1, changed when they couldn't finish the job while being presented with serious adversity. I figured if I stayed laser sharp, if I came in with the right mentality, if I came in with the right mindset, that I could help fast-track this throughout a lot of the games in the postseason because of my experience and because of some of the other guys that experienced a lot of games.

The Cavs had successfully faced down elimination three times this season but were unable to mount any threat of a comeback in this one as the Warriors simply had too much firepower.

Many guessed the L.A. Lakers will be his next team. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Thursday. The East might be a wild race, with Toronto, Philadelphia and Boston probably all likely to enter the year thinking they have NBA Finals potential - as will any team that has James on its roster next fall.

"Can't get enough of this feeling so we're going to celebrate it together", Curry said.

That includes a victory over the Warriors a year ago in the NBA Finals, when the Cavaliers were in the same 3-0 deficit they face now.

The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't enter Friday with much hope, trailing the Golden State Warriors 3-0 in the NBA Finals. I was able to do that. So I kind of try to just stand on that.

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