Warriors beat Cavaliers for third National Basketball Association title in four years

LeBron James

LeBron James

The win added to the Golden State Warriors' victories in 2015 and 2017 and was the first finals clean sweep since the Cavs were demolished by San Antonio Spurs in 2007.

The Cleveland Cavaliers were brushed aside by the Golden State Warriors last night, completing a four-game sweep in the best-of-seven NBA finals to be crowned the best team in USA basketball for the second year in a row.

The Warriors could very well have been celebrating their fourth consecutive title had they not done the unthinkable in 2016 when, after a record-setting 73-win regular season, they became the first team to squander a 3-1 lead in the Finals.

Although Game 4 was down 12% in the metered market ratings from June 6's Game 3, overall, the four-game 2018 NBA Finals averaged 12.2 in metered market ratings, an uptick of 7% over ABC's traditional average for the NBA championship series.

"We hit 24 threes previous year in Game 4 and had a really great showing and didn't accept defeat", Love said. "Just knowing the work you put in paid off means something". "We still have to keep that enthusiasm, trust and belief that we can get this thing done". "To finish it off with a sweep feels so good".

It was the second time the Warriors have secured the championship in Cleveland during Kerr's four-year tenure. "You've got two guys with MVPs on their team". No one gave them a chance to beat the Golden State Warriors, for obvious reasons.

Windhorst said that James did not want the information getting out for fear of the Warriors targeting him on defense or guarding him differently. Only Kevin Love (13 points) and J.R. Smith (10) scored in double-figures in Game 4.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr encourages his. "Is it if there is a ball on the ground we can't reach for it but you've got to dive for it?" "It was hard and it gets more and more difficult as you go through". It was Cleveland's first major sports championship since 1964 - to go with all the other ways James financially revitalized this city after returning from the Miami Heat to rejoin the team that drafted him.

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Which players owned the night?

Stephen Curry scored 37 points for the Warriors, while LeBron James claimed 23 in what could be his final Cavs game.

Which team will LeBron James play for next season?

James is expected to decline his $35.6-million player option and become a free agent.

That's why all signs point to James leaving, and playing out the final years of his career with a team where he doesn't have to do as much, where he can still prove his greatness and where he believes he can win more titles.

"So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that. So I don't have an answer for you right now".

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was handed a mixture of sympathy and skepticism on social media after he revealed he played the last three games in his team's NBA Finals defeat with a broken hand.

Fans chanted "M-V-P" to James in the final minutes, sensing his possible exit again. Tonight, he addressed why he returned in 2014.

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