NBA Finals: LeBron James, Warriors’ legacy and the 5 biggest takeaways

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According to the outlet, Kerr said that in the past, the Warriors "weren't fearful" of James' shooting ability but they "were fearful of his power and his penetration and his passing".

The Warriors used one of their patented third-quarter takeovers to seize control of the game.

Talking about the Warriors' win, Kevin Durant attributed the triumph to the camaraderie that exists between the players, who he felt are a driven lot.

The Cavaliers clawed back from an 11-point deficit before pulling in front on a slam dunk from James near the midway mark of the second quarter that brought the home crowd to their feet.

After Friday's game, he disclosed that he had seriously injured his right hand in a fit of frustration after the Cavaliers lost Game 1.

Even before the fourth game started, speculation was rife that LeBron could leave the Cavaliers for greener pastures in the next season.

"Self-inflicted. Post-game, after Game 1", explained James. "All I want to do in my life, while I'm healthy, is to work on my game and enjoy the game and not worry about nothing else". I bet they would look for a first-round pick in that trade.

There was also plenty of reaction to James announcing he hurt his hand punching a locker-room blackboard after Game 1 (yes, the J.R. Smith game) and "pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand".

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It's now two straight NBA championships for the Golden State Warriors, and two consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards for the forward who played a huge role in getting them to those titles. I knew that question would come, but I like to be here.

And they may stay that way.

JaVale McGee scored six points and Durant added five in a 15-3 Golden State run early in the third quarter that produced the Warriors' first lead and saw it grow to a team-best 69-64.

Durant jumping ship to Golden State robbed the National Basketball Association of its next great rivalry, and has put the Warriors miles ahead of other National Basketball Association teams, with maybe the exception being Houston.

With four minutes and three seconds left in the fourth quarter, James checked out of the game to a standing ovation and chants of MVP from an appreciative crowd desperately aware it could easily be the last time they see James in a Cavaliers uniform.

As the game came to a close, the arena in OH gave LeBron a standing ovation as they realize that could be the last time they see him playing for the Cavs.

Only Bill Russell's Boston Celtics, the "Showtime" Lakers and the Los Angeles squad led by Kobe and Shaq, and Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls have been as dominant in such a short period of time.

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