A look at the stats from game 5.
On Monday, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2017 NBA title. Let’s look at the numbers, shall we? Let’s start with the two-time champs leading the team in points, the Finals MVP himself, Kevin Durant, with 39 points. He also managed to stay 100% at the free throw line going 6 for 6 he had the second most free throw attempts on the team. The second score leader for the Warriors is none other than Stephen Curry. He managed to put up 34 points, shooting 50% from the field, he shot 80% from the line going 12 for 15. Surprisingly his three-ball was not clicking at all during game 5; he only shot 22.2% from behind the arch. The only player other than KD that shot okay behind the arch was Klay Thompson with the second highest three-point percentage at 42.9% going 3 for 7. Honorable mention to Andre Iguodala scoring 20 points off the bench. This was a major push towards the victory over the Cavs. The Cavaliers front man, LeBron James, put up some impressive numbers as usual. Going for 41 points shooting 63.3% from the field and going 40% from behind the arch. He also had a whopping 11 defensive rebounds. The three-point star of the night, JR Smith, went 9 of 11 from behind the arch which helped the Cavs stay in the game up until the 4th quarter. The second scoring leader on the Cavs was Kyrie Irving with 26 points shooting 40.9% from the field and 50% from behind the arch, which also kept the Cavs in the game up until the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. He also showed a very selfless side of him by helping Draymond Green save Klay Thompson from falling on his face mid-third quarter while going up to contest a Tristian Thompson shot. Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors. They played a great series and deserve the title.