The Golden State Warriors are your 2017 NBA Finals champions after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games.
It may have felt like an inevitability at times, but Cleveland’s wild Game 4 explosion both saved LeBron James & Co. from getting swept on their home court and gave us as viewers the tiniest sliver of doubt.
We didn’t end up with a repeat of last season, and there was no historic comeback to close the series for the Cavaliers this time around.
That being said, the Finals this year were epic when viewed through the lens of greatness. It’s possible that the Warriors are the best team the NBA has ever seen, and their coronation deserves a second look.
Watch this sweet mini-movie of the entire series to relive it. Well, if you’re a Golden State fan at least.
Robin Lopez whacked T.J. Warren in the head while chasing an offensive rebound. Warren didn’t like that, so he ran to the opposite end of the court and shoved Lopez to the floor. A heated confrontation ensued, though it didn’t escalate beyond yelling.
Warren received a flagrant foul, and Lopez was hit with a technical in the Suns’ 113-105 win over the Bulls.
Corey Brewer is better at finishing fastbreaks than leading them.
Nice defense by Emmanuel Mudiay, too.
But at least the Lakers won.
With the Timberwolves trailing the Pistons by three and 6.2 seconds left, Jimmy Butler drew a foul on a 3-pointer.
Butler made the first two free throws then, just before he got the ball for the third, Reggie Jackson interrupted to talk to Stanley Johnson, who was in rebounding position. Butler missed the free throw, and Detroit won 100-97 after an intentional foul.
Butler said Jackson didn’t affect him, but Butler’s side eye during the delay at least appeared to speak loudly.
Kris Dunn had a nice weekend – 39 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Hornets and lost to the Suns – punctuated by this dunk in Chicago’s 113-105 loss to the Suns last night.
T.J. Warren paid the price for Tyler Ulis overplaying a Robin Lopez screen Dunn cleverly never used.