The Golden State Warriors took home the 2018 NBA Finals and dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in what might have been LeBron James final game with Cleveland.
In a game that became a pure battle for the rights to the Finals MVP award between Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, it was the 30-year-old point guard who made the difference and sealed his third championship.
Curry scored 37 points and made seven three-pointers in the win on Friday night. Durant finished second on the team in scoring and recorded a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Golden State once again went on a run in the third quarter and outscored the Cavaliers 25-13 to give the Warriors a 21-point lead as they headed into the fourth quarter. It proved to be far too much for Cleveland to overcome in the 23-point blowout loss.
Twitter reacts to the Warriors sweeping the Cavaliers in a resounding Game 4 win in Cleveland to earn back-to-back championships.
— M.G. (@MarcasG) June 9, 2018
the warriors celebrating this championship are as excited as me turning in a homework assignment
— joon (@joonlee) June 9, 2018
The Warriors season ending with a championship and a Nick Young air ball is oddly poetic
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) June 9, 2018
Three in four years. Not many franchises in any sport have done this, and the Warriors could get more.
— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) June 9, 2018
There are going to be so many dumb and disingenuous takes on LeBron James's legacy in the next 96 hours and beyond.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 9, 2018