Golden State Warriors Knock Off the Cavs to Win 2017 NBA Finals (Highlights) 2
Jun 12, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors players and coaches celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After a drama infested, yet historical regular season and postseason, the Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to win the 2017 NBA Finals.

[graphiq id=”ckfN4yW2a4R” title=”Golden State Warriors Profile” width=”600″ height=”1000″ url=”” frozen=”true”] After adding superstar forward Kevin Durant in the offseason and sweeping their way to the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five Monday night by the score of 129-120 to win the 2017 NBA Finals.

Despite Lebron James putting forth a heroic 41 point effort and the Cavaliers cutting a 17 point lead to three in the fourth quarter, the Warriors prevailed. Thanks to Durant’s 39 point night on 14-20 shooting, as well as Stephen Curry‘s 34 and Andre Iguodala‘s 20, the Warriors were able to win their second NBA Finals’ in three years.

After winning games one and two in convincing fashion at home, the Warriors went out to Cleveland determined to close out the series, however, their efforts in doing so were halted.

After putting up a game three victory in the closing moments, the Warriors were unable to contain James and company, as they throttled their way to a game four victory in a 137-116 scoring outburst.

One of this series’ most remarkable storylines is Durant finally winning his first NBA title. Him doing so, as well as winning the Finals MVP cap off a truly special year for him and the Warriors as a whole.

Robbie Stratakos is a New York Knicks/Giants Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY (ESNY); he also covers the NBA nationally. He previously wrote at Last Word On Pro Basketball and Empire Writes Back. In addition to writing for ESNY, Robbie is an MLB columnist at Baseball Essential. He previously wrote at HardBallScoop - part of Scout/CBS Interactive/247Sports, Last Word On Baseball and District On Deck. He is attending Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. Follow him on twitter @RPStratakos