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2017 NBA Finals
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Team Coach Wins
Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr 4
Cleveland Cavaliers Tyronn Lue 1
Dates: June 1–12
MVP: Kevin Durant
(Golden State Warriors)
Eastern Finals: Cavaliers defeated Celtics, 4–1
Western Finals: Warriors defeated Spurs, 4–0

The 2017 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2016–17 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and conclusion of the season's playoffs.

The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the defending NBA champion and Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers four games to one. Kevin Durant was won his first championship as well being named the NBA Finals MVP for the first time. This Finals was the first time in any of North America's four major professional sports leagues that the same two teams had met for a third consecutive year. The Cavaliers sought to repeat as champions after winning the championship in 2016, while the Warriors won the first meeting in 2015. Golden State earned home-court advantage with a 2016–17 regular-season record of 67–15, while Cleveland finished the regular season with a 51–31 record. The Warriors entered the 2017 Finals after becoming the first team in NBA playoff history to start 12–0, while the Cavaliers entered the 2017 Finals with a 12–1 record during the first three rounds of the postseason. The Warriors' 15–0 start in the playoffs is the most consecutive postseason wins in NBA history and their 16–1 record is the best winning percentage (.941) in NBA playoff history. The Cavaliers became the first team since the Seattle SuperSonics against the Chicago Bulls in 1996 to avoid being swept after being down 3-0. However, they would be swept by the Warriors in next year's Finals.

It marks the seventh consecutive finals appearance, and eighth overall, for LeBron James as well as Kevin Durant's second final appearance; the first being 2012. LeBron and Durant played with the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012 (where the Heat won in five games), respectively, making it the first time in NBA history that the same two players met again in the finals with two different teams.

As of 2021, this was the last time that a team won in 5 games in the NBA Finals.

2017 NBA Playoffs

Golden State Warriors (Western Conference Champion) Cleveland Cavaliers (Eastern Conference Champion)
67–15 (.817)

1st Pacific, 1st West, 1st Overall

Regular season 51–31 (.622)

1st Central, 2nd East, 5th Overall

Defeated the (8) Portland Trail Blazers, 4–0 First Round Defeated the (7) Indiana Pacers, 4–0
Defeated the (5) Utah Jazz, 4–0 Conference Semifinals Defeated the (3) Toronto Raptors, 4–0
Defeated the (2) San Antonio Spurs, 4–0 Conference Finals Defeated the (1) Boston Celtics, 4–1


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Series summary

Legend: OT denotes a game decided in overtime

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 June 1 Golden State 113–91 Cleveland
Game 2 June 4 Golden State 132–113 Cleveland
Game 3 June 7 Cleveland 118–113 Golden State
Game 4 June 9 Cleveland 137–116 Golden State
Game 5 June 12 Golden State 129–120 Cleveland


Cleveland Cavaliers

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Golden State Warriors

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