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NBA DAILY FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
Recap of NBA Finals Game 6 from Tuesday
Warriors beat short-handed Cavaliers in six games to win first NBA title in 40 years
Cleveland.com reports: LeBron James gave it all he had, and in the end, he just didn't have enough help. The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions for the first time in 40 years after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in in Game 6 to claim a 4-2 NBA Finals victory Tuesday at The Q.
Cleveland.com reports: James put in game-highs of 32 points and 18 rebounds to go with eight assists in 46 minutes. He had to fight and claw for each statistic. He was 13-of-33 from the field. After scoring his 12th point, James became the sixth player in NBA history to reach 5,000 career postseason points.
Cleveland.com reports: Andre Iguodala led the Warriors with 25 points. His insertion into the starting lineup in Game 4 changed the dynamic of the series. Stephen Curry registered 25 points, five rebounds and eight assists. Eight of his points came in the final quarter.
Cleveland.com reports: The people who gloss over the wretched luck of the Cavaliers' second-best player, Kyrie Irving, and the mugging of their third-best player, Kevin Love, those know-littles will lump it with the rest. But that is wrong. They will label it something inane, "The Camera," referring to the one that gashed LeBron James' head when he fell on it in the fourth game of the NBA Finals maybe? That idea was floated up during an ESPN appearance I made last week. This season does not belong in a hurtful place, though. Golden State's 105-97 victory gave the Warriors the NBA championship, four games to two Tuesday night at The Q.
Cleveland.com reports: To consider what James did in making this a six-game series, how many games do you suppose a lineup of Matthew Dellavedova, James Jones, Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tristan Thompson would win? That's a lottery team. That's a 16 seed vs. Duke or Wisconsin.
Cleveland.com reports: If there was one tease to this one, it was watching J.R. Smith, the most disappointing Cavaliers player in the NBA Finals, heat up late in the fourth quarter with the game already decided. At one point in the fourth quarter, Smith, Iman Shumpert, Matthew Dellavedova and James Jones were a combined 4-for-21.
Cleveland.com reports: The Finals required so much of James that he appeared to be pacing himself early Tuesday night when the Warriors got out to a 15-point lead. Golden State asserted its depth and talent advantage again in the third quarter when they extended their lead and basically put the Cavs in a position where they had to do something they hadn't done all series -- win the fourth quarter.
San Francisco Chronicle reports: When Andre Iguodala accepted his role as the sixth man during the regular season — only to completely alter the championship series by re-entering the starting lineup in Game 4 and beating out James as the NBA Finals MVP — it made Warriors fans forget about Latrell Sprewell choking his coach.
San Francisco Chronicle reports: “It definitely paid off,” said Iguodala, discussing his personal sacrifice ... while wearing ski goggles in a Champagne-soaked locker room. “It’s an honor to win the MVP. But for me, it’s not about that. It’s about getting guys to buy in.” That’s Iguodala for you. It’s not about him. Has there ever been a more unlikely MVP? Perhaps not. The 25 points were not only a season high, they were the most he’d scored since Nov. 4, 2013. He is the first Finals MVP who did not start a single game during the regular season.