Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight title
Jun 10 2018
Golden State claimed back to back titles with a 108-85 win over the Cavaliers. With the odds stacked against Cleveland, the debate that will now remain is which Warrior-between Durant and Curry-will shine in the last game (s) to win the Finals MVP award.
The Cavaliers outrebounded Warriors, 67-27, on offensive rebounds alone in the series - or by 10 a game. His eighth appearance in a row didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next. James averaged 34.0 points, 10.0 assists and 8.5 rebounds in the series.
"This is so hard to do and to do it three years out of four years is incredible", Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. James Worthy was on both of those teams - 1983 and 1989 - but didn't actually play in the first sweep because of injury.
Cleveland came out of the gate strong on Wednesday night, taking 12-point leads in both the first and second quarters, but Golden State showed why they're able to overcome nearly any obstacle. This season featured entirely too much drama, and the Warriors took advantage with a clean sweep in the 2018 NBA Finals. "For us to be able to be here again, we can't get enough of this feeling".
Following the Finals, OddsShark relayed the latest odds for the four-time NBA MVP's next team. Cleveland took a 13-point lead in the first half as LeBron continued his brilliance. This team easily could have lost to the Pacers or Celtics.
According to Sports Illustrated, forward Draymond Green said, "I think if LeBron James went to the Golden State Warriors then there would be a high possibility I won't be here".
There was no way that King James wouldn't have been heated after Smith, not known for his attention to detail, literally cost them a golden opportunity to get at least one game against the far more superior Warriors.
That wasn't the only way that Curry entered the record books in this series.
The speculation over James' future has garnered plenty of attention these past few days, and Cavaliers fans wanted to give their hero a huge welcome ahead of Game 4. It's only happened six other times in National Basketball Association history - the last being when the Lakers won three titles in a row from 2000 to 2002. James, however, has stuffed a stat sheet unlike anyone before him, and has a chance at finishing a second consecutive finals averaging a triple-double. Golden State will be looking to retool a roster that, despite its dominance, might require some modification. He was 2-2 in four trips to the NBA Finals with Miami.