Golden State Warriors win NBA title

Golden State Warriors reach their first NBA title since 1975 beating Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 in final series, Andre Igoudala named MVP

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The Golden State Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 on Tuesday to win the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

The Warriors, who were the top-seeded team in the playoffs after finishing with the best record in the regular season, won the best-of-seven championship series 4-2.

Golden State's Andre Iguodala was named Most Valuable Player of the NBA finals.

The 31-year-old veteran scored 25 points in the deciding Game Six on Tuesday as the Warriors clinched the championship. He edged out Cleveland's LeBron James for the award.

Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala led the way for the Warriors, each contributing 25 points in the win.

James once again led the way for the injury-hit Cavaliers by pouring in a game-high 32 points.

With the win, Golden State became the first NBA team to win a title behind a roster without any previous finals experience since the 1991 Chicago Bulls.