The Golden State Warriors are the 2015 NBA Champions after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 6 of the NBA finals. The Warriors haven’t won a title since 1975, which ends a 30 year drought. They dominated throughout the playoffs and have never lost more than 2 games in a row throughout the entire 2014-2015 NBA season. Head coach Steve Kerr also enters the record books as the only rookie coach to win a title in his first season. Team S.U. recaps game 6 of the NBA finals.
Keith Rivas (Editor) – The Warriors definitely got their weight in gold from the feisty Cleveland Cavaliers. As hard as LeBron James tried (and trust me, he gave it all he had and then some), Cleveland’s epic — and historic — title drought will extend one more season.
You would’ve thought from the first couple of minutes that the Cavs had found a sense of balance heading into Game 6 and beyond, but that proved to be nothing more than fool’s gold.
Steph Curry showed us again why he is the reigning league MVP as he was able to keep his teammates’ composure under complete control when Cleveland attempted to storm back late.
Fourth quarter handling blunders by the Warriors nearly gave the Cavs all they needed to pull it out and force what would have been an insane Game 7.
But all we’ve got on our hands now is history. Welcome to the victory circle, Golden State.
Steve Turner (NBA Contributor) – Amazing end to the NBA season! The Golden State Warriors win the 2015 NBA Championship. This team was talented and healthy all season. Although LeBron James did it all for Cleveland, they couldn’t pull it off against the best team in the NBA right now. Andre Iguodala wins the Finals MVP! He did an amazing job of locking up LeBron James.
Stephen Curry also deserves a lot of credit. He did so much for this Golden State team all season. Unfortunately, the Cavs were plagued by injuries and this Warriors team was so deep. A player that didn’t start a single game during the regular season won the Finals MVP for the Warriors. Such an incredible tale. The NBA 2015 Finals is one for the books!
Jr. Williams (NBA Editor) – All credit goes to the Warriors, they performed as a cohesive unit and proved to be the team they were all season (the best in the league). Stephen Curry and Co. shot lights-out throughout the playoffs and were well prepared by Steve Kerr and the rest of the coaching staff. I think Andre Iguodala was a highly efficient player for the Warriors on both ends of the court, but I didn’t expect him to win the MVP award. I would have given the award to Curry or LeBron James.
All-in-all it was a great series and the better team won the title.
As for the Cavs, LeBron James did all he could do, unfortunately, his supporting cast simply was not prepared for the big stage that is the NBA finals. I think head coach David Blatt got outcoached and outsmarted by Steve Kerr, and I wasn’t a big fan of Blatt’s player rotation– he should be highly criticised for only playing seven guys on the roster. The Cavs will have plenty of time to reflect in the off-season, but I expect them to return to the finals next season.