With 3.4 seconds left in game five of the National Basketball Association finals, Warriors star and eventual finals MVP Kevin Durant was called for traveling as he gleefully skipped with the ball, secure in the knowledge that his team's 129-120 lead was safe. They ended with the highest winning percentage ever in the National Basketball Association postseason and won 15 consecutive games, the longest streak in the major North American sports.
"I mean, come on, you got a bunch of guys who are talented and can shoot and pass and dribble, and they're unselfish", Kerr said.
Thank goodness the Cavs made history last June by rallying from 3-1 down or else this would be 3 straight Finals defeats and there would be comparisons to the Buffalo Bills plus talk of a major overhaul of the roster.
Or as James would say: To win not one, not two, not three...
All-Stars that season: Cousy, Russell, Sam Jones, Heinsohn, coach Red Auerbach.
Five years ago, Durant was playing his first National Basketball Association finals, and he didn't manage to win the ring with Oklahoma. They did it while absorbing some of LeBron James's best punches, and as awe-inspiring as a 16-1 romp through the playoffs might be, this outcome was never really in doubt.
Curry had 34 points and 10 assists and got to the line for 15 foul shots, making 12.
Neither recorded a personal knockout, and each walked away with even greater respect for the other than they had 12 days earlier. He also had 13 rebounds and eight assists, giving him a triple-double average for the finals, an unprecedented feat. Chamberlain's 19.2 rebounds per game topped the league.
I found only this from Shaun King that came out after that first tweet, but again, King has an agenda, and doesn't cite sources-even anonymous ones within the locker room-so it's not clear if he's just passing on this tweet in a 2017 version of the whisper game. Steph Curry - after taking some criticism previous year for his Finals performance - closed things out this time with 34 points and 11 assists. "They're going to be around for a while". The original Big Three of Bird, Parish and McHale started in the frontcourt, and former MVP Walton backed them up and won the Sixth Man of the Year award.
Which led to Iguodala winning the 2015 Finals MVP. He did this while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 47.4 percent from three.
Police issued more than 40 citations and towed at least 30 cars that were driving recklessly on city streets following the Golden State Warriors championship win. Last week, James said he didn't know how many years he has left. "I think the proof is obviously in what we were able to accomplish from that point on and being 16-1 in the playoffs, putting all the puzzle pieces together".
For much of the Finals, the Cavaliers have appeared rightly terrified of the perimeter shooting offered by Thompson and particularly Curry, whose magnificent form in the playoffs has been that of a man looking to banish the memory of an underwhelming game seven showing from a year ago, allowing Durant to feast on Cleveland in the paint.