Golden State claimed back to back titles with a 108-85 win over the Cavaliers.
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be hoping to stave off elimination and avoid the dreaded series sweep after falling to the Warriors in a 110-102 loss in Game 3. By declining his player option for $26.2 million next season, Durant would have two options. And with the Warriors up by two with 50 seconds left in the game, Durant hit a three-pointer dagger that sealed the win for his squad.
And what will it take for these Warriors - this dynasty that has reshaped not just the NBA but how the modern-day game of basketball is played - to surpass all the other dynasties before them? But Golden State, catching a break when Houston star guard Chris Paul was forced to sit with a hamstring injury, showed a champion's poise by winning two straight.
Golden State outscored Cleveland 25-13 in the third quarter, James managing only four points, and the Warriors rolled through the final minutes.
Act IV between the Warriors and Cavs featured a drama-filled and controversial Game 1.
This was not the ending he nor the Cavs' fans deserved, not after the finest four years this organization will ever enjoy, courtesy of him. If the series were to end in a sweep, he would need to pull down 13 rebounds and dish out eight assists to pull off the feat.
So this series is just about finished, or at least, that's what the history books say.
Brian Windhorst explains that LeBron James fought through a right hand injury in the NBA Finals after punching a blackboard after Game 1.
Yet after falling behind 3-2 to the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors prevailed, sparked by their unparalleled talent but also a sense of historical understanding.
If you are a fan of the Jazz and John Stockton and Karl Malone, Thursday represents the 20th anniversary of one of the worst non-calls in NBA Finals history.
The 33-year-old American, playing in his eighth consecutive finals, said he had "no idea at this point" about his future and would consider the decision with his family. Against Golden State - regular season and Playoffs - Love is 23-of-24 from the line. As a team, the Cavaliers shot just 43 percent from the field and nine of 31 from the three-point line which was good enough to keep them in the game due to their defense, but they just had no answer for Kevin Durant who scorched them for a game-high 43 points on 15 of 23 shooting.
Brown was working his 17th NBA Finals.