MANILA, Philippines – Kevin Durant captured back-to-back Finals MVP awards after the Golden State Warriors completed a clean sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
Durant averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists in the title series, highlighted by a playoff career-high 43 points in Game 3 and his first Finals career triple-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 4.
Kevin Durant wins his second finals MVP pic.twitter.com/OEK4UgeGRS — NBA Inside Stuff (@NBAInside_Stuff) June 9, 2018
Steph Curry made it a very close fight, though, as the two-time season MVP also notched a Finals-record 9 triples in a 33-point performance in Game 2 and dropped a game-high 37 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks and 7 three-pointers in an eye-popping full line in Game 4.
Back-to-Back Champs, Back-to-Back #NBAFinals MVP. Congrats @KDTrey5!!! #StrengthInNumbers Finals Averages: 28.8 points 10.8 rebounds 7.5 assists pic.twitter.com/ePTZam47Jq — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 9, 2018