Golden State Warriors clinch NBA title

Jun 17, 2015, 4:11 AM EDT
Players of Golden State Warriors celebrate their winning over the Cavaliers, and win the NBA Championship Trophy in Cleveland on June 16, 2015. The Golden State Warriors won their first NBA title since 1975.
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The Golden State Warriors won their first NBA title in 40 years, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 to take the best-of-seven series 4-2, writes the BBC.

Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala, the Most Valuable Player in the finals series, had 25 points apiece.

LeBron James once again led the injury-hit Cavaliers with a game-high 32 points.

"This is something special. From the start of the season this is what we envisioned," said Curry.

The Warriors were the top-seeded team in the play-offs after having the best record in the regular season and they become the first team since the Chicago Bulls in 1991 to win a title with no players having prior finals experience.

Steve Kerr also becomes the first rookie coach to capture the crown since Pat Riley with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1982.