Warriors Win The 2015 NBA Championship
The Golden State Warriors launched some 8,900 shots this season. They attempted layups and 3-pointers, runners and elbow jumpers. They dazzled fans and overwhelmed opponents. But every time the ball left their fingertips, the Warriors seemed to be building toward something bigger and better, toward the brightest stage and the grandest prize.
The Warriors were chasing history, a journey they completed Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena with a 105-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the N.B.A. finals.
Golden State celebrated its first N.B.A. championship in 40 years when the final buzzer sounded, the players forming a frantic mob at center court as silence fell over the sellout crowd. The Warriors won the final three games of this best-of-seven series, countering every move that the Cavaliers made — including Coach David Blatt’s decision to go big again in the final game.
Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry each scored 25 to lead the Warriors, who ensured that the pain in this championship-starved city will linger, for at least for a little while. Cleveland has not won a major pro sports title since 1964, when the Browns won the N.F.L. championship by upsetting the heavily favored Baltimore Colts.