Finals MVP Durant has 'a lot more to go'

2018 NBA Finals – Game Two

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, 108-85, winning Game 4 and completing the sweep of the Cavs.

The path to this title was more precarious than the first two for coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors, who overcame injuries, expectations, a built-to-dethrone-them Rockets team and the brilliance of James, who may have played his final game in Cleveland.

Kevin Durant was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row, the sixth player to accomplish the back-to-back feat.

Durant's series was highlighted by his playoff career-high 43 points in game three.

After surviving a rougher-than-usual regular season and beating top-seeded Houston in Game 7 on the road in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors withstood an overtime scare in Game 1 and joined an elite group of teams to win multiple championships in a four-year span.

"We knew they were going to come out with a tough first punch".

"Self-inflicted, post-game after game one".

The first and second quarter performances by the Cavaliers were extraordinary, they moved the ball and stopped Curry from finding his rhythm.

The Warriors buried the Cavaliers in the third quarter, holding them to 13 points on 4-for-17 shooting. He finished the night with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. "Whether you live up to it or not, you've got to be OK with your effort and your intensity and whatnot and the result of the game", Curry said.

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"It's just about the journey, all season", Durant said. He has now scored at least 20 points in 28 straight playoff games, including all 21 this season. It was revealed after the loss that he played through a right hand contusion, which was a byproduct of punching a whiteboard following a heartbreaking Game 1.

Now, as James said Thursday, "everyone is trying to figure out" how to assemble a team to knock off a dynasty.

"At the end of the day, Kevin Durant's going to go down as probably one of the best scorers this game has ever seen", the Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson said. But the loss of Chris Paul to a hamstring injury in the final minute of Game 5 doomed Houston's chances, as Golden State won Games 6 and 7 - despite trailing at halftime of each - to make it back to the Finals. They were ahead by so much that Cavs superstar LeBron was finally given a much deserved rest, getting taken out of the game with over four minutes left.

"Klay just Googled himself and it says three-time champion already", Green said as he sat next to Klay Thompson after Game 4, the Wikipedia world having already updated pages with the Warriors' latest championship accomplishment.

Durant made four of them in Game 3, and Curry and James have also done it in this series.

"Individual accolades, they're awesome and when you get to experience what that feels like, it´s a validation of all the hard work that you put into it. There´s a sense of pride around those things", Curry said.

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The health of James' hand likely would not have had much affect on the outcome of the series, a four-game sweep by the Warriors.

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