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Kevin Durant wins second straight Finals MVP

Kevin Durant wins second straight Finals MVP

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Coverage of the Warriors 2018 Championship Parade begins Tuesday at 9:30am on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on NBCSportsBayArea.com.

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, and one Warrior is finally another Finals MVP to his legacy.

Kevin Durant won the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award for the second consecutive season. Durant averaged 31.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.7 blocks during the Finals.

He capped off the four-game sweep with a triple-double, scoring 20 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists. Durant is the 11th player to win the award multiple times. 

The 29-year-old earned seven out of a possible 11 votes for the award. Teammate Stephen Curry received the other four. All 11 votes shook out as follows:

Steve Aschburner, NBA.com: Stephen Curry

Jon Barry, ESPN Radio: Stephen Curry

Howard Beck, Bleacher Report: Kevin Durant

Lisa Hsu, Tencent: Kevin Durant

Mark Medina, Bay Area News Group: Kevin Durant

Rachel Nichols, ESPN: Kevin Durant

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press: Stephen Curry

Ramona Shelburne, ESPN.com: Stephen Curry

Jeff Van Gundy, ABC: Kevin Durant

Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com: Kevin Durant

Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today: Kevin Durant

Game Result/Schedule
Game 1 Warriors 124, Cavs 114 (OT)
Game 2 Warriors 122, Cavs 103
Game 3 Warriors 110, Cavs 102
Game 4 Warriors 108, Cavs 85

Watch Steph Curry, Canelo Álvarez spar at celebrity golf tournament

Watch Steph Curry, Canelo Álvarez spar at celebrity golf tournament

Oh no! Steph Curry got in a sparring match.

Just kidding. But the Warriors superstar did have a fake fight with legendary boxer Canelo Álvarez as the two participated in the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe while waiting for a practice round.

Canelo made Curry look the least athletic he probably has ever looked -- and that’s saying something. 

Canelo swiped from the left side at Steph and he couldn’t believe it. 

“You’re supposed to move, dude,” somebody shouted as Steph laughed. 

Canelo has just one loss across his career with 53 wins in 56 fights -- 36 of those wins were by knockout. That’s probably why he’s dubbed the world’s best active boxer by BoxRec. 

[RELATED: Steph adorably teaches son to golf on the beach]

Glad it’s Steph and not me.

Don’t worry, nobody was hurt in the making of this Instagram story. 

Warriors 2020 NBA free agency targets: Five big men team could sign

Warriors 2020 NBA free agency targets: Five big men team could sign

The Warriors need to bolster their frontcourt this offseason.

They could do just that through the NBA draft, free agency or both.

Last week, Grant Liffmann listed some possible "under-the-radar" free-agents the front office could target. And Monte Poole, Kerith Burke, Liffmann and yours truly discussed those options this week on the latest "Warriors Roundtable."

It's very possible that general manager Bob Myers and his staff make it a priority to sign a player (or two) who is a threat from deep.

The plan was for Kevon Looney to add the 3-point shot to his game last year, but injuries derailed his season.

Marquese Chriss averaged 2.7 3-point attempts per game over his first two NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns, but just shot 39 3s over 59 games with the Dubs in 2019-20 (he made eight).

[RELATED: Debating guards, wings Warriors could sign in free agency]

And Draymond Green -- who might end up playing more center in 2020-21 -- has not shot the ball consistently well from beyond the arc the last four regular seasons.

To see which big men the Warriors might be interested in adding this October, watch the full conversation above.

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