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Warriors claim first NBA title since 1975 with Game 6 win over Cavaliers

Warriors claim first NBA title since 1975 with Game 6 win over Cavaliers

The 40-year basketball drought finally ended, the Golden State Warriors flush with their first championship since 1975. Champagne sprayed like geysers in the locker room Tuesday after the Warriors eliminated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, 105-97, continuing the same shoot-at-will style that carried them to 67 regular-season victories and a 16-5 playoff run. Stephen Curry grabbed the game's final rebound and heaved the ball high into the air as his teammates began celebrating at a quieted Quicken Loans Arena. The Warriors didn't face a Game 7 in their four playoff series and should be considered one of the best teams ever, “top to bottom,” Curry...

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