W. Dawkins

Durant’s 39 Lead Warriors To NBA Championship

Author: W. Dawkins
Warriors’ Kevin Durant: I Took Less For Teammates

Kevin Durant poured in 39 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the Finals to capture the 2017 NBA title.


KD, who also notched 7 rebounds and 5 assists while sinking 5 threes, was a monster throughout the series.


He was the difference-maker, averaging a whopping 35.2 points, along with 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.6 blocks in the five games and was named Finals MVP.


Durant was added last summer to a Golden State team that went an NBA record 73-9 during the 2015-16 regular season to create a loaded superteam with one goal — to avenge last year’s Finals loss to these Cavs after blowing a 3-1 series lead.


Now their mission is complete.


“I hear all the narratives throughout the season that I was joining, I was hopping on the bandwagon, I was letting everybody else do the work,” Durant told reporters. “But then that was far from the truth.”


Stephen Curry had 34 points with 10 assists, Draymond Green added 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Klay Thompson chipped in 11 points in the title win.


Durant settled things with a 7-0 spurt in the last minute of the game, punctuating it with a left wing 26-foot jumper over LeBron James.


King James had another incredible game with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists, but it wasn’t enough.


“I left everything on the floor every game,” said James, who averaged a triple-double in the Finals.


Kyrie Irving poured in 26 points and JR Smith scored 25 for Cleveland in the season-ending loss.


But this night belonged to new Warriors’ hero Durant, who captured the first NBA title of his career.


“I’m happy for him,” said Curry. “You’ve got to call Kevin Durant a champ now.”



For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com


Top Stories corner

NBADL’s Drive Name USFs Rex Walters New Coach

See Ex-KU Star Rex Walters' 7th Grade Son Gunner (VIDEO)

The NBA D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, has named Rex Walters as their new head coach.


“Rex Walters brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience and has a passion for developing young players,” Pistons head coach and VP of Operations Stan Van Gundy said…

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.


The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, NY) averaged 15 points and 4.3 rebounds for New Heights on the Under Armour circuit this year.


Bishop Loughlin is the same NYC school that produced former…

No. 33 Jr Coby White Makes NCAA Final 4 Picks

No. 26 Jr Coby White Shines At NBA Top 100 Camp

ESPN No. 33 ranked high school junior and UNC commit Coby White has made his predications for the 2017 NCAA Tournament.


His Final Four picks are Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and sleeper West Virginia.


And to win it all, White says that his future school UNC will be the 2017 NCAA…

Watch No. 30 Jr Anfernee Simons (VIDEO)

No 8 Sr Anfernee Simons May Go Straight To NBA


Click below to watch highlights of ESPN No. 30 ranked high school junior and Louisville commit Anfernee Simons (Courtesy of BallislifeEast):



For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com/

Recommended Stories corner

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati 247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.   The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Lo...
TCU’s Chauncey Collins Drops 29 In NBADL Tryouts Former TCU star Chauncey Collins poured in 29 points to lead his Team 1 past Team 2, 83-67 in the 2016 NBA D-League National Tryout Afternoon Session ...
Brazil’s Izabela Leite Named To FIBA U17 Team Explosive scorer Izabela Leite was named to the Brazil team that will compete at the 2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain on J...
poll corner left
poll corner right

Will More High School Kids Skip College and Complete a One Season Stint Overseas For a Quick Million Dollar Pay Day Before Entering The NBA Draft

Loading ... Loading ...