The Warriors win the 2015 NBA Championship
The Golden State Warriors win the 2015 NBA Championship. Cleveland managed to win back to back games to get the series at 2-1, but even the best player in the NBA wasn’t enough to stop Stephen Curry and the Warriors. They bounced back and won three straight games in a row to take the series to 4-2 for the win.
Golden State scored a 105-97 victory over Cleveland in Game 6 Tuesday night to secure the NBA championship and closing out a 67-win season, in which Curry was named the league’s MVP. This win is the team’s first championship since 1975.
During the season the Warriors attempted 3-pointers on 31% of their shots and 40% of those attempts were made, making NBA history. Despite the critics (mainly Charles Barkley), the Warriors proved that a jump-shooting team can actually win a championship.
James left no doubt that he was the best basketball player on the planet. Unfortunately this was the year of Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors’ and they more than proved to be the team to beat.
Andre Iguodala didn’t start a single game this season until the championship round, where he averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and four assists per game. Iguodala’s defense also seemed to slow down LeBron’s explosive offense. Andre went on to become MVP of the NBA Finals.
Curry and Iguodala each scored 25 points. Draymond Green notched a triple-double of 16 points, 11 rebounds and ten assists. After a rocky start at the beginning of the finals, It’s safe to say that they saved the best for last. Golden State’s quick tempo offense and jump-shooting deemed to be too much for the Cavs. King James finished with 32 points, 18 boards and nine assists. Altogether, James averaged an astonishing 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists during these Finals.
Golden State Warriors’ first-year coach Steve Kerr became the first rookie coach to win the NBA title since Pat Riley in 1982.