The Golden State Warriors proved too strong for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry scored 25 points apiece.

With the 105-97 victory, the Warriors secured a 4-2 series win bringing home the Larry O’Brien Trophy to the Bay Area for the first time since 1975.

“We found a recipe for success, and that’s the most important thing for us,” said Curry. “Now that we have this under our belt, I think we can actually appreciate what we were able to do this year from start to finish. It’s hard in the moment to really understood what 67 wins means in the grand scheme of the history of the NBA, how hard that is. But then also to cap that off with a championship playoff run.

“So we’ll appreciate, I think, that whole journey a lot more now, be able to reflect. I think we definitely are a great team, and a team that should go down in history as one of the best teams from top to bottom. We have a lot of things to be proud of this season.”

LeBron James, who was making his fifth consecutive Finals appearance, lost out in the MVP voting to Iguodala despite notching 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 rebounds per game for the injury-depleted Cavs.

“There’s not much you can say really,” he said. “I mean, you get to this point, and I’ve been on the short end of this four times, and I’ve been able to win it twice. It’s really no great feeling when you lose.

“Only thing you can do is just try to pick yourself back up whenever that time may be and then just go at it again. I’m a guy who is just trying to be successful in whatever I do, and I give everything to my teammates, give everything to the coaching staff.

“When you fall short, it hurts and it eats at you, and it hurts me to know that I wish I could have done better and done more and just put a little bit more effort or whatever the case may be to help us get over the hump. But it just wasn’t our time.”

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