NBA Finals 2017

The 2017 NBA Finals were the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 2016–17 season and conclusion of the 2017 playoffs. The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the defending NBA champion and Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers, four games to one. This Finals was the first time in NBA history two teams had met for a third consecutive year. The Cavaliers sought to repeat as champions after winning the championship in 2016, while the Warriors won their first title since 1975.

The best-of-seven playoff was played between June 1 and June 12, 2017. ABC televised the game in the United States, with Mike Breen as play-by-play announcer, Jeff Van Gundy as color commentator, and Doris Burke as sideline reporter; it was Breen’s 10th consecutive Finals assignment for ABC. The Warriors entered the series with a perfect 12–0 record in the postseason, becoming just the second team since 1983 to go into The Finals undefeated in triple or more overtime games (the other team being 2004 Detroit Pistons). The Cavaliers entered this series losing two straight NBA Finals against this opponent, having also been swept 4–0 by them in 2015. Until 2016–17, no team had ever overcome a 3–1 deficit to win an NBA championship; however

The 2017 NBA Finals was the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 2016–17 season, and conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the defending NBA champion and Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers 4 games to 1. This Finals was the first time in NBA history the same two teams had met for a third consecutive year. The Cavaliers sought to repeat as champions after winning the championship in 2016, while the Warriors won their first NBA title in 40 years and their fourth in franchise history.

The Warriors entered the 2017 Finals after becoming the first team in NBA playoff history to start 12–0 (after sweeping all three rounds of the Western Conference Playoffs), while the Cavaliers entered the 2017 Finals with a 12–1 record in the Eastern Conference Playoffs (their only loss coming against Boston). It was only the third time since 1967 that two teams met again after meeting for a second consecutive year; this was also only the second time since 1947 that both teams had won at least one championship in their respective team histories prior to their matchup in each year of a three-peat matchup.

Kevin Durant was named the Finals MVP for averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1 steal over

The 2017 NBA Finals was the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 2016–17 season and conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the defending NBA champion and Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in a rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals. Kevin Durant was named the Finals MVP in his first year on the team.

The Warriors entered the 2017 Finals after becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12–0, while also having the longest playoff winning streak (15) since 1988–89. They were coached by Steve Kerr, while the Cavaliers were coached by Tyronn Lue. The Warriors won the series 4–1 to win their fifth franchise title, their second in three years, and their third in four years. The Cavaliers had an 11–0 run through three series to reach the finals for a third consecutive year. This was also Cleveland’s second straight rematch against Golden State in three years; they met last year when Cleveland won its first franchise title after coming back from a 3–1 deficit.

The Golden State Warriors are National Basketball Association champions again. And they did it convincingly, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games.

The Warriors became the first team to go undefeated in the playoffs since the 2001 Lakers, who went 15-1 on their way to a championship. The Warriors were 16-1, with three of their wins against LeBron James and the Cavs.

“Kevin Durant is an all-time great player,” James said after the game. “He’s one of the best players that I’ve ever played against and that this league has ever seen.”

Durant scored 39 points in Game 5, including a dagger three-pointer over James with 45 seconds left in the fourth quarter. He was named Finals MVP for his second championship run in as many years.

The NBA Finals is the annual championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Eastern and Western conference champions play a best-of-seven game series to determine the league champion. The winners of the Finals are awarded the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, which replaced the Walter A. Brown Trophy in 1983.[1]

The series was initially known as the BAA Finals prior to the 1949–50 season when the Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) to form the NBA.[2] The competition oversaw further name changes to NBA World Championship Series from 1950 to 1985, as well as a brief stint as the Showdown, before settling on NBA Finals in 1986.[3][4][5]

In 2 days, Warriors vs. Cavaliers: The Trilogy begins. Who will win it all?

The 2017 NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 2016–17 season and conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors are playing against the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers for the fourth consecutive year and for the fifth time in six years.

The 2017 Finals marks the first time two teams have met for a third straight year since Chicago and Los Angeles met in 1991, 1992, and 1993. It is also the first Finals since 2008 to not feature Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, or Kevin Garnett.

The Cavaliers became just the third team since 2000 (joining 2000-02 Lakers and 2006-08 Celtics) to advance to three consecutive NBA Finals. The team with home court advantage has won every game of this series through Game 4, with a combined margin of victory of 35 points.

In the 2017 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 to win their fifth NBA championship in history. It was the third straight year that both teams met in the NBA Finals, and their second straight Finals rematch. The Cavaliers sought to repeat as champions after winning the championship in 2016, while the Warriors won the first meeting between these two teams in 2015.

The Warriors entered this series after becoming the first team in NBA playoff history to start 12–0, while setting an NBA record by going 16–1 throughout the entire postseason. This was the Warriors’ third finals appearance in three years; they lost to the Cavaliers in 2015 before defeating them in 2016. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant each averaged over 25 points per game for Golden State, with Curry averaging 28.6 and Durant 28.3 on 51/46/90 shooting splits. The Cavaliers reached a third straight NBA Finals; LeBron James averaged 33.6 points per game for Cleveland through three rounds, while Kyrie Irving added 25.2 per game on 53/44/90 shooting splits.

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