I do not expect the Part 2 will be released that fast. When I finished Part 1, The Cavs won the fourth games strongly (GSW still lead 3-1) and I thought it will be at least another two games before Warriors win the championship (apologize, but I am Dubs’ fans). But, Durant and Curry finished it on Game 5 and celebrate it at Oakland.
Game 5 … “Solid performance by KD, Curry and The Bench – Again, Too Much LeBron on the Stats” – Golden State wins the series 4-1
Statistics and Comparison with Game 2
Solid performance from the Warriors’ bench – Iguodala with 20 points (64.3% FG percentage), 3 Rebounds and 3 Assists combined with 73 points from KD and Curry brought Warriors to win the game with final score 129 – 120. Interestingly, almost the same like Game 2, LeBron leads the Cavs in the scoreboard for Points, Rebounds and Assists… and the game result is also the same where Cavs did not manage to make the win.
Kevin Durant win his first Finals MVP
After the final buzzer sounds, we knew it will be him who named winner of the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award. The 28 Year Old Forward scored 39 points to go with 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead his team winning the second trophy during the last 3 years. He also probably one of the most efficient scorer in NBA Finals. Through five games, KD averaged 35.2 points on 55.5% shooting from the field, 47.4% shooting from beyond the three-point arc, and 92.7% shooting from the foul line. Comparison with some great players during their Finals games.
During the interview KD mention that this is a team sport, and I think it does make a different last night during the game. Again, congratulations Warriors, I hope to watch you again on the Finals 2018.
Sounds of The Game
“It’s a team sport, and we want to achieve the highest honor in a team sport, which is winning a championship, and to do it with these guys is amazing.”
“I told (James) that we’re tied up now (at 1-1 in the Finals) and that we’ll have to do this again.”
“It is unbelievable”
“So for us to be able to do it in front of our home crowd, something I’ll remember for a very long time, and for the whole Bay Area that supported us since I’ve been here my rookie year, the depths of the NBA to here to world champs again, crazy, enjoy every minute of it.”
“Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don’t show any signs of slowing down, so there’s going to be a lot of teams that are trying to figure out ways to put personnel together to try and match that if they’re able to actually face them in a playoff series, both Eastern Conference and Western Conference. Because they’re built for — from my eyes — they’re built to last a few years. So we’ll see.”