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Warriors beat Cavaliers to NBA title

WINNERS: Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers

THE GOLDEN State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to regain the NBA Championship with a 4-1 series win.

The Warriors secured a 129-120 victory on Monday (June 12) to take their second title in three seasons.

Golden State beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them last year.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant, 28, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals.

"I couldn't sleep for two days," Durant said. "I was anxious, I was jittery.

"I just wanted to lay it all out there. I put in work, I just had to trust in it. We were really good tonight."

For the third year in succession the two teams met in the Finals, but after going 3-0 down this time around, Cleveland were only able to pull one game back before the Warriors secured the trophy in game five.

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