2017 NBA Finals
2017 NBA Finals

NBA Finals, Game 5: The Wrap

Complete coverage of Game 5 from NBA.com

Jun 13, 2017 3:20 AM ET


The Golden State Warriors win Game 5 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to become 2016-17 NBA champions.

Game 5 Final Score: Warriors 129, Cavaliers 120 | Warriors win series 4-1 | Series Hub

The Lede: The Golden State Warriors became 2016-17 NBA champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 on Monday night, finishing the series 4-1. Kevin Durant, who won his first NBA title, was named the 2017 Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP after averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Durant scored 39 points in the clincher. For the Cavaliers, LeBron James dropped 41 points in Game 5 and became the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double in The Finals.

Game 5 Coverage: Warriors 129, Cavaliers 120

Video Recap: Warriors 129, Cavaliers 120
The Big Story: Game 5
NBA Finals Mini-Movie: Game 5
Best of Phantom Cam: Game 5
• Game 5 Recap & Box Score 
• Video Box Score

Celebrations & Presentations

• Warriors celebrate as clock winds down
• Durant, LeBron share moment after game
• Warriors presented Larry O'Brien trophy
• Durant awarded Bill Russell Finals MVP award
• Durant has moment with his mom during interview
Warriors express their emotions from the stage
Warriors celebrate title in locker room
Kerr: 'I've got the best job in the world'


Powell: Warriors live up to lofty expectations
Smith: 24 Second Thoughts on Game 5
Schuhmann: Key stat to know from Game 5
• Howard-Cooper: Right & Wrong in Game 5
Hang Time Podcast: Durant leads Warriors' closeout victory
• NBA.com/Stats: Deep inside the box score of Game 5


Reactions to Warriors' 'very impressive' Game 5 win
Durant realizes long-sought NBA dream with title
Curry and Thompson bask in glow of second NBA title
Green on winning second title: 'The feeling doesn't get old'
• Passionate West celebrates title run with Warriors
Kerr grateful for chance to direct Warriors' title runs
Brown: 'Next man up' mentality helps fuel title
• Myers knew it was championship or bust for Warriors
• Finals Film Room: Warriors find their rhythm in second quarter

Top Plays & Highlights

Top 5 Plays from Game 5
• Kevin Durant's Game 5 performance
Stephen Curry's Game 5 performance
• LeBron James' Game 5 performance
Kyrie Irving's Game 5 performance
• Play of the Day | Dunk of the Night | Assist of the Night | Block of the Night | Steal of the Night | Move of the Night | Handle of the Night

Postgame News Conferences

• Golden State Warriors
• Cleveland Cavaliers 

Looking Ahead

• What's next for Cavs after Finals loss?
How will Warriors handle roster this summer?

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