The Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, clinching their second title in three years and their fifth in team history, avenging the loss to Cleveland after blowing a 3-1 lead a year ago.
The Cleveland Cavaliers closed out their series against the Boston Celtics last week to advance to the NBA Finals, which begin tonight (Thursday).
The defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers enter Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors with an unfavorable outlook from computer algorithms and Las Vegas odds makers. Yet they are the decided underdog according to both in this historic series, as it will be the first time in NBA history two teams have faced each other in the Finals three consecutive seasons.
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