Golden dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavs, capture 3rd NBA crown in 4 seasons

CLEVELAND, United States – The Golden State Warriors made sure they're back in the conversation of the NBA's top dynasties.

The Warriors captured a 3rd championship in 4 seasons, dumping LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-85, in Game 4 to complete a sweep of the best-of-7 title series on Friday, June 8 (Saturday, June 9 in Manila).

Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson again made it all look so easy as the Warriors pulled away in double figures early on the way to dominating their record 4th consecutive title showdown against the Cavs.

Curry erupted for 37 points and Durant posted a triple-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

The title romp clearly puts Golden State alongside the NBA's top dynasties – the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics – as the only clubs to claim 3 crowns in 4 seasons. 

Despite the Warriors' supremacy, Golden State coach Steve Kerr said the champions have endured their most difficult season in this year's campaign, feeling the impact of a 4th consecutive Finals journey.

 "Every journey is a new one each season," Kerr said. "Yet the cumulative effect of multiple journeys adds up, and we have felt that this year."

 "I think it has been our most inconsistent season. It has been our most difficult season," he added. "But our guys sense the finish line, and they turned it on right from the beginning of the playoffs defensively."

The last time an NBA team completed a Finals sweep was in 2007 when the San Antonio Spurs beat a 22-year-old James and the Cavs in 4 games. –