Warriors sweep Cavaliers to win NBA title
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night to win their second straight championship and third in four years.
In doing so, they avoided last year’s minor hiccup a Game 4 loss when Cleveland forced them to return to Oakland, California, to wrap up the series in five games on their home court.
In Friday night’s game, the Warriors shot nearly 47 percent from the field, while the Cavs shot 34 percent.
The Warriors also shot much better from three point, converting nearly 38 percent, while the Cavs shot just 31 percent.
Stephen Curry’s 37 points led the way for Golden State, while Kevin Durant added 20 and earned his second straight NBA Finals MVP award.
LeBron James was held to just 23 on the night.
The loss could also spell the end of James’ second stop in Cleveland.
The superstar, who was playing in his eighth straight NBA Finals and fourth straight with the Cavs, is widely expected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent this offseason.