Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

In last year's championship series the Cavs roared back from a 3-1 deficit to spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season. The Warriors had to part ways with talented players in the form of Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes in order to free up the cap space to sign Durant, and it is safe to say that decision has paid off.

Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers to win title

They sat on the bench for much of the first quarter. Though the Cavaliers led 37-33 at the end of the first quarter, Golden State soon reasserted their dominance by winning the second 38-23 to lead 71-60 at half-time. When the Warriors added Durant, some felt there could be a clash of egos with trouble adjusting. Look, you can argue that he went championship-chasing by leaving Oklahoma City and going to Golden State .

12 killed in explosions at Kabul funeral

Kabul's Garrison Commander, Lt. Gen. Gul Nabi Ahmadzai warned the public to avoid large gatherings and demonstrations at a press conference Friday night, warning of an imminent terrorist threat, citing the ongoing and highly " sensitive security situation ".

Cavs lead Warriors 37-33 after 1st quarter

Cavs lead Warriors 37-33 after 1st quarter

The Golden State Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, clinching their second National Basketball Association championship in the past three seasons.

Warriors on brink of NBA Finals history after thrilling Game 3 win

Warriors on brink of NBA Finals history after thrilling Game 3 win

They're well aware of how last year's Game 3 loss allowed the Cavaliers to get back into the series and eventually pull off a comeback from a 3-1 deficit. So pay close attention to the offseason, and hope that more teams try to go small, because the Celtics are one of the best teams in the league at that game.

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win Championship

Durant averaged 35.2 points over the five-game series against the Cavaliers. In a most attractive and poetic finish, the Warriors, who came into Monday night's game leading the Finals series 3-1, pulled off a flawless victory and won the game with a 9 point lead, leaving no doubt that they are the champions.