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It’s now two straight NBA championships for the Golden State Warriors, and two consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards for the forward who played a huge role in getting them to those titles.
Durant scored 20 points in the Game 4 clincher Friday night, a 108-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers – but his series will be remembered most for what he did in Game 3. Durant scored 43 points in that game, including a 33-foot 3-pointer in the final minute to all but clinch the win for the Warriors.
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There were 11 voters for the MVP award; Durant got seven votes, Stephen Curry – who still doesn’t have a Finals MVP – got the other four.
”Does it matter? Does it? Does it?” Durant asked. ”We won two championships. We just won back-to-back. I don’t think anybody’s even worried about that type of stuff.”
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Since 2009 the award has been named for Celtics legend Bill Russell, the 11-time champion who surely would have won the award several times if it existed in his long run of finals dominance. The Finals MVP was first handed out in 1969 – Russell’s final season with the Celtics.
Durant is one of 31 players to win the award.