2015 FINALS RECAP: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
- The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers in six games to win their first NBA title in 40 years.
- Golden State’s Andre Iguodala was voted Finals MVP. Iguodala didn’t start a game the entire season until being inserted into the starting lineup for Game 4 of The Finals.
- Each of the 15 players on Golden State’s playoff roster won his first NBA championship. The Warriors became the first team to win an NBA title without a single player with prior Finals experience since the Chicago Bulls in 1991.
- Golden State’s Steve Kerr became the first NBA head coach to win a championship in his first season at the helm since Pat Riley in 1982 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
- The Finals matched two rookie NBA coaches – Steve Kerr and Cleveland’s David Blatt – for the first time since the league’s first season.
- LeBron James averaged 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists in The Finals.
- LeBron James recorded three 40-point games in The Finals, one shy of Jerry West’s NBA record of four games set in the 1969 Finals.
- LeBron James registered two triple-doubles in The Finals, the first player to do so since the Lakers’ Magic Johnson in 1991.
- The first two games of the series each went to overtime, which had never happened in The Finals.