The Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions for the first time in 40 years. Golden State beat the Cavaliers, 105-97, in Game Six of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena behind 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds from Steph Curry. Andre Iguodala was named Finals MVP after helping lead the Warriors to a 4-2 series victory. The Warriors’ last title came in 1975, and this one gives them four in their franchise history. Draymond Green put up a triple-double with 16 points, 11 boards and 10 helpers, while Iguodala added 25 points in the win.
Cleveland took a 2-1 lead in the series, but lost the next three games. LeBron James had 32 points, 18 boards and nine assists in the defeat. Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson both compiled double-doubles. The Cavaliers lost in the championship round for the second time, with the first coming in 2007. The city of Cleveland hasn’t won a title in one of the major professional sports since 1964.