Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant went back-to-back, twice.

The Golden State Warriors are back-to-back National Basketball Association champions after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 to seal the best-of-seven series 4-0.

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cavs 4-0 in the best-of-7 championship series, but it was after the opening overtime loss in California when James injured himself.

Steph Curry had 37 points in the fourth game in Cleveland, while Durant notched up his first career NBA Finals triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. "We just won back-to-back", Durant said. “Getting up every day, going to work with these guys, its wonderful.

After building a nine-point lead by half-time, the Warriors put the game out of Cleveland's grasp with a third-quarter rally in which they outscored their opposition 25-13. It's good for you to be around guys like this.

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There were 11 voters for the MVP award; Durant got seven votes, Stephen Curry - who still doesn't have a Finals MVP - got the other four.

“Does it matter? Does it? "When you have a goal and you're able to accomplish that goal, for me personally, it made me even more hungry to continue to try to win championships". We just won back-to-back. "I don't think anybody's even anxious about that type of stuff".

He's also the sixth player to win it in consecutive years, with Jordan, O'Neal, James, Olajuwon and Bryant being the others.

He's been one of the NBA's elite for several seasons now, but before that, Durant was a spellbinding star for the Longhorns in his one season of college ball.

Durant is the first former Texas player to claim the NBA Finals MVP trophy, which has been in existence since 1969.

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