Golden State Wins First NBA Title in 40 Years
For the first time in 40 years the Golden State Warriors are the champions of the NBA. They beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala each scored 25 points, Draymond Green had a triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors. Iguodala was named the winner of the Bill Russell Award as MVP of the finals.
LeBron James did his best to keep the Cavaliers alive in the series but it wasn't enough, he finished with 32 points, 18 boards and nine assists in almost 47 minutes of action. J.R. Smith had 19 points off the bench for the Cavs.
The win by Golden State makes coach Steve Kerr the first rookie coach to win the title since Pat Riley with the Lakers in 1982.