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Warriors close out Cavs, Iguodala named Finals MVP

The NBA season is officially over and the Larry O'Brien Trophy is headed to Oakland. Golden State celebrated its first championship in 40 years.

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The Warriors won the final three games of the best-of-seven series, closing out the Cavs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry each poured in 25 points to lead the Warriors to their first title since 1975. LeBron's 32 points, 18 rebounds, and 9 assists simply weren't enough to keep Cleveland alive. The King was sensational, but without Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love, he couldn't keep the ship from sinking in the end.

Andre Iguodala was named NBA Finals MVP over LeBron James, who put up insane numbers over 45.8 minutes per game in the series 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.3 steals on .398/.310/.687 shooting splits, and Curry. All three players were well deserving, but I was happy to see Iguodala get the award. He earned the honor, as unlikely as it seemed heading into the Finals; averaging 36.8 minutes per game, 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals, and tasked with the responsibility of guarding LeBron.

Coach Steve Kerr inserted Iggy in the starting lineup for the first time this season during Game 4 when he substituted him into the starting lineup for center Andrew Bogut, and the decision certainly paid off. He played a reserve role up until that point, but the 11-year vet proved vital when it mattered most.

Finals MVP voting results:

Tweets of the Night

Below are some of my favorite tweets of the night.

Not bad, not bad at all. And then J.R. rides off in true J.R. fashion...

I'm truly happy for Shaun Livingston. He's been through so much over the course of his career. I've been pulling for him for years, as someone that loves basketball and also has destroyed their knee.

Congrats to the Warriors. They were the best team all season long. Curry was AMAZING and his supporting cast was unreal, down the line. Steve Kerr was tremendous. They deserved the title.

Here's a soulful track by Leon Bridges...