Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Warriors almost won the NBA Finals, 2016

Image result for Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship picture
Cleveland Cavaliers NBA victory, 2016
CNN/Joshua Berlinger and Jill Martin, 6/20/16,"Cavaliers win NBA championship as LeBron James has game of his life."  Article includes 1:21 video, and separate follow-up video comments from LeBron James and Stephen Curry."

Image result for Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship picture
Our team is better than your team!
Just not this year.
Oakland, California (CNN) -- "History has been made.The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday's deciding Game 7. This is the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964. ....  Cleveland faced a historic Warriors team that defeated them in the 2015 NBA Finals, only to come back and set the record for the most wins in a regular season with a 73-9 record.
....  The Warrior's recent loss followed another game in which they looked rattled. .... That frustration was evident Sunday night as well. 'At the end of the day, you congratulate them for accomplishing what they set out to do, and it will be a good image for us over the summer and all next season to remember so that we can come back stronger,' Curry said. 'That's all you can do'."

Image result for Oakland Warriors picture
Turns out, Curry kisses the
NBA trophy goodbye this year.
Related article. San Francisco Examiner/Jacob C. Palmer, 6/19/16,  "Mission unaccomplished: Warriors fall to Cavs in Game 7," "Oakland The Golden State Warriors were the subject of another historic first on Sunday night: losing an NBA Finals after leading the series 3-1. In a season of shattered records, the Dubs lost three consecutive games for the first time under head coach Steve Kerr due to a stretch of transcendent play from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  In what will be remembered as one of the best Game 7s in the history of sports, Irving hit a monumental 3-point shot with 53 seconds remaining after the score had stagnated at 89-89 for just less than four minutes.The Cavs went on to win 93-89, bringing their first major sports championship to the city of Cleveland since 1964. Meanwhile, the Warriors join the 2007 New England Patriots, 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings and 2001 Seattle Mariners as a winningest regular season team that also failed to win the championship."

Related video.  NBA Conference, 6/19/16, YouTube 9:25 minutes, "Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors - Game 7 - Full Highlights.. 2016 NBA Finals."

Photographs. The 2016 Finals is an NBA image, the from a  link that doesn't complete. Cleveland Cavaliers win 2016 NBA Finals from ESPN/D.J. siddiqi, their prediction, 9/2/15." Kissing the NBA trophy, from a planned Warriors victory parade that isn't happening 6/19/16. from Up Out/Jenna Homen, 6/17/16. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

No comments: