Warriors defeat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Warriors MVP
Golden State forward Andre Iguodala was named Finals MVP.

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, winning the series 4-2.

This was the first NBA title for the Warriors since 1975, ending a 40-year drought for the Bay Area team.

Golden State forward Andre Iguodala was named MVP, becoming the first player to receive the honor without starting every game.

Iguodala is also the first Finals MVP to play on the same team as the regular season MVP, since Magic Johnson in 1980.

Despite starting 758 games in a row, Iguodala was kept in a reserve role this season until Game 4 of the Finals.

He and Stephen Curry each scored 25 points in the Finals for the Warriors, while LeBron James earned 32 points for the Cavaliers.

Images courtesy of Golden State Warriors Facebook.