Last year, the Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 series lead in the NBA Finals. In Game 4, the Cleveland Cavaliers put on a dominant performance to take a game, and, for a brief moment there was small shred of worry.
This year, they learned from their mistake. Once again up 3-0, the Warriors came out firing, determined to earn the sweep that evaded them a year ago.
And that’s exactly what they did. The Warriors came out firing on both ends of the court. They jumped out to an early lead, and, after Cleveland closed the game, ended the half on a run to take a nine-point lead at halftime.
The third quarter was more of what we’ve come to expect from them, as they outscored the Cavs 25-13. And that was that.
Steph Curry had 37 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks. Kevin Durant had a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and 3 blocks.
Despite those stat lines from the stars, it was a team effort. And a dominant one, as they won 108-85.
Back-to-back titles, and three in the last four years. The Warriors are officially a dynasty.