- Cleveland Cavaliers 120 – Golden State 129
Highlights: Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 on Monday night. Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago. James, who in 2012 with Miami beat the Thunder in Durant’s only other Finals, wound up with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Kyrie Irving followed up his 40-point gem in Game 4 with 26 points but shot 9 for 22. Andre Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, came up big again with his 2017 postseason-best 20 points off the bench. Durant embraced mother Wanda. Then he moved across the podium and hugged Curry before accepting his shiny MVP trophy, holding out his arms and hoisting it for everyone to see.