Warriors repeat as NBA champs, Kevin Durant named Finals MVP
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 on Friday night to capture the NBA Finals 4-0.
In winning in a clean sweep, the Warriors took their second straight title and their third in four years. They outscored the Cavs by a margin of 60 points and 15 points per game. For his outstanding efforts, Kevin Durant was named Finals MVP with averages of 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game.
In being named MVP, Durant became the 6th player to receive the honor in back-to-back Finals. He joins esteemed company in LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Hakeem Olajuwon.
- Henry Ellenson (ankle) out on Friday for Detroit January 18th, 2019
- Hawks' Jeremy Lin (illness) not on the injury report for Saturday January 18th, 2019
- Heat starting Tyler Johnson for inactive Josh Richardson on Friday January 18th, 2019
- Rockets' Eric Gordon (knee) probable to play Saturday night January 18th, 2019
- Shaq Harrison (illness) questionable to play Saturday for Chicago January 18th, 2019
- Wayne Ellington (illness) available on Friday for Miami January 18th, 2019
- DeMarcus Cousins to start, play in 'short bursts' for Warriors Friday in season debut January 18th, 2019
- Golden State's DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) expected to play on Friday January 16th, 2019
- Klay Thompson turns in 31 points with 5 treys as Warriors demolish Nuggets January 16th, 2019
- Kerr: DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) "on track" to play Friday for Warriors January 15th, 2019
- Andre Iguodala accumulates 6 points, 7 boards, 6 dimes, 3 steals for Warriors January 14th, 2019
- Stephen Curry sizzles for season-high 48 points, 11 triples in Warriors' win January 14th, 2019