Whispers Of A Dynasty–Golden State Is In The House

June 12, 2017

Golden State Warriors, NBA

Golden State Warriors players, coaches and owners hold up the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy after Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
By Barbara Mason
The definition of a dynasty is a team or individual that dominates their sport or league for an extended length of time.  The Warriors have won their second championship in just three years.  While this cannot be considered a dynasty there are certainly whispers of a dynasty.  These guys are just getting started as they celebrate their 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavilers in game 5 of the championship series.
The Warriors trailed throughout the entire first quarter struggling offensively and defensively at times.  Going into the second period the Cavs held a slight lead 37-33.  At 7:01 in the second quarter Golden State took the lead for the first time in the game and never looked back.  The score at halftime was 81-70 in favor of Golden State.
The Cavaliers outscored the Warriors in the third quarter 33-27 in an effort to pull off a second win in the series and take it back to Cleveland.  It was not to be as Golden State denied the Cavaliers time and time again with some amazing defense.
LeBron James carried this team on his shoulders through every game and just fell short.  Kyrie Irving also had an amazing last few games.  James finished with 41 points.  The eventual MVP Kevin Durant had 39 points playing absolutely flawless basketball throughout the entire series.  It was one proud mama as Wanda Durant watched with tears in her eyes as the final minute ticked off the clock.  So much to all the soothsayers who criticized Durant’s move to Oakland.  Now who’s soft?  May they eat their words and hopefully not choke on them.
The team leader Steph Curry had 34 points and Andre Iguodala had 20 points astounding the crowd with not only his offense but his defense.  While Draymond Green and Klay Thompson did not have a great shooting game, their presence on the court is enough to rattle any team.  This entire team is the epitome of just exactly what that word means.  They are all for one and one for all.
On Thursday, all of Oakland and beyond will gather for a victory parade that will rival any parade ever held in that city.  The reported time is 10:00 am and in their last parade fans began to gather at 3:00 am.  The champagne has permeated the locker room, the players have showered and left the arena and now will head into an evening that they will never ever forget as they celebrate the title of world champions.
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