Durant's first National Basketball Association championship win also came with the title of Finals MVP. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the still-underrated Klay Thompson are simply impossible for any team, however talented, to handle, especially when added to the indomitable effort of Draymond Green and the aging but still unsafe Andre Iguodala.
James averaged 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists while shooting.564 from the field and.387 from three-point range against the Warriors.
Four of Cleveland's five starters reached in double figures, led by small forward LeBron James.
Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving had 26 points and J.R. Smith chipped in 25 on 7 of 8 from 3-point range.
Two days after capturing the franchise's second title in three years against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors prepared to part ways for what will be a busy offseason for general manager Bob Myers and the front office.
Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down 3-pointers, dished and dunked.
Warriors star Stephen Curry celebrated his second championship with his adorable daughters, Riley (left) and Ryan. They did it with a lot of help from the guy who won the MVP award, Kevin Durant. Barring injury, it's reasonable to assume the Warriors will win multiple championships over the coming years.
The Warriors regained their focus in the second quarter and were able to go on one of their awesome runs and take a convincing double-digit lead to halftime.
"Whispers congrats to KD, cause.ROC Nation", she commented, referencing Durant'ssports management deal with Jay-Z's company, after shouting out "King James" with a few hashtags.
"They're so committed to each other and unselfish", Kerr added of his players. West missed a short jumper as it rolled off the rim, but after the Warriors hustled after the offensive rebound, West got the short-range jumper to fall.
Durant's39 points led the Warriors' charge. This is, of course, by no means to say that Thompson didn't play a big role in getting the ring - his ability to stretch the floor keeps defenses honest and his defense was crucial against a host of Cavalier players - but if you hadn't seen him play in the playoffs without Durant, you wouldn't know how good he really was.
In doing so, the Warriors became National Basketball Association champions and Durant became the third player in National Basketball Association history to win Finals MVP in his first year with a new team, per ESPN Stats & Info.
The Warriors tallied 35 bench points in game five, while Cleveland managed just seven points outside their starting five.
He was the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to score 30 or more points in five-straight finals games. Led the league with 121 points per game while outscoring opponents by 12.3 per night behind their potent backcourt of Goodrich and West, who each averaged almost 26 points to rank in the league's top six. I thought we played well, got better each game, but against good teams you can't give away games like Game 3 at home and then expect to come here and win in a hostile environment.
Beating Cleveland two out of three in the first rivalry to be featured in three consecutive finals didn't hurt the sense of drama the Warriors aroused all season.