Warriors Win 2015 NBA Finals: Score, Celebration Highlights and Twitter Reaction

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2015

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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A 40-year wait is over. The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions for the first time since 1975 by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games. 

NBA Finals Game 6
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Warriors win 4-2

The Warriors held a 15-point lead going into the fourth quarter and were able to withstand one last Cleveland barrage to lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy. 

Steph Curry had 25 points, including a pair of threes down the stretch to help put the game out of reach. Some of his peers could not help but admire his game, like Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio.

Ricky Rubio @rickyrubio9

Steph Curry's game is pure art

As time wound down and the realization that LeBron James was not going to bring a championship to Cleveland this year set in, ESPN's J.A. Adande began to see the depression kicking in at the Quicken Loans Arena.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Fans starting to leave with Cavs down 13 with 1:50 left. Dude next to media section going on a rant, letting the 5 decades of hurt out

Even opposing coaches were able to take a moment to reflect on a hard-fought series, according to NBA TV's Tas Melas.

Tas Melas @TasMelas

Overheard words from Steve Kerr to David Blatt: "I wish you could've been healthy. You guys played so shorthanded." #NBAFinals

But a celebration was about to commence on the visitors bench as the clock hit zero, crowing the Warriors as NBA champions.

Golden State Warriors @warriors

CHAMPS! https://t.co/LPl2C770e7

Across the country, fans at Oracle Arena were ready to get their party started after they managed to see their drought end in convincing fashion.

Golden State Warriors @warriors

We hear you back in the Bay, #DubNation …. WAAAAARRRRIIOOOORRRSSS. #StrengthInNumbers https://t.co/tgXxMXrCWZ

The Warriors' sporting neighbors also took to the Twitter airwaves to congratulate the team on their championship.

San Francisco 49ers @49ers

Congrats @warriors! #DubNation #StrengthInNumbers http://t.co/YlWmz0DCeO

Mark Canha @outtadapakmark

Congrats to @warriors 2015 NBA Champs!!! #StrengthInNumbers

Brandon Crawford @bcraw35

NBA Champs!! Congrats @warriors! Such a fun team to watch this year #BayAreaUnite #DubNation

For the fans less interested in the actual game, BuzzFeed had its eyes on America's favorite celebrity daughter, Riley Curry, who made an appearance before the trophy presentation. 

BuzzFeed Sports @BuzzFeedSports

Riley has no idea what's going on but that's totally ok . https://t.co/jFo0egZZOr

While many thought her father would be named Finals MVP, history was made in the award's voting, as the man responsible for guarding LeBron James instead took the honor.

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

BREAKING: Andre Iguodala wins Finals MVP. He is 1st to win Finals MVP without starting single game in regular season. http://t.co/iCShkzJAaw

NBA TV's Jared Greenberg agreed with Iguodala's individual achievement.

Jared Greenberg @JaredSGreenberg

remarkable and unexpected #NBAFinalsMVP in back to back years with Kawhi Leonard and now Andre Iguodala.

The stars of the NBA season's final installment probably built up quite a thirst in bringing home a championship. And breaking a drought certainly calls for champagne, too.

Golden State Warriors @warriors

#SQUAD https://t.co/d8Yn2YfUYn

The good times have just begun for the Golden State Warriors, who ring in the offseason as the best in the world by defeating one of the best players on the planet. 


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