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2018 NBA Finals
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Team Coach Wins
Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr 4
Cleveland Cavaliers Tyronn Lue 0
Dates: May 31 – June 8, 2018
MVP: Kevin Durant
(Golden State Warriors)
Television: United States:
English: ABC
Spanish: ESPN Deportes
Canada:
(all ABC simulcasts)
TSN (Games 3 and 4)
Sportsnet (Games 1, 2)
Announcers: ABC:
Mike Breen (play-by-play)
Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy (analysts)
Doris Burke (sideline reporter)
ESPN Deportes:
Álvaro Martín (play-by-play), and Carlos Morales (analyst)
Radio network: ESPN Radio (National)
Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network (Cleveland)
Golden State Warriors Radio Network (Golden State)
Announcers: Marc Kestecher and Hubie Brown (ESPN Radio)
John Michael and Jim Chones (Cleveland)
Tim Roye, Jim Barnett and Tom Tolbert (Golden State)
Eastern Finals: Cavaliers defeated Celtics, 4–3
Western Finals: Warriors defeated Rockets, 4–3


The 2018 NBA Finals was the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 2017–18 season and conclusion of the season's playoffs. In this best-of-seven playoff, the defending NBA champions and Western Conference champions Golden State Warriors swept the defending Eastern Conference champions Cleveland Cavaliers four games to zero. This year's Finals was the first time in any of North America's four major professional sports leagues that the same two teams met for the championship four years in a row. This was also the first time that a team was swept in the NBA Finals since 2007, in which the Cavaliers were also the losing team. LeBron James, in his eighth consecutive NBA Finals appearance and ninth appearance overall, suffered the second Finals sweep of his career, having also played in the 2007 Finals. Warriors small forward Kevin Durant was named NBA Finals MVP for the second straight year.

The Warriors entered the series having home-court advantage with a regular season record of 58–24, compared to the Cavaliers' regular season record of 50–32. Entering the matchup, the Warriors were also noted by various sports media outlets as one of the biggest NBA Finals favorites in recent history. This was the first time since 2012 that the Finals did not feature either of the top seeds in each conference. The 2018 Finals began on May 31 and ended on June 8. The series broke the record set by the 2014 NBA Finals for highest average scoring differential per game (15.0) for an NBA Finals series.

Series summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 May 31 Golden State 124–114 (OT) Cleveland
Game 2 June 3 Golden State 122–103 Cleveland
Game 3 June 6 Cleveland 102–110 Golden State
Game 4 June 8 Cleveland 85–108 Golden State
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