5 Reasons Why Golden State Warriors Won 2015 NBA Finals

By Brian Kalchik

5 Reasons Why Golden State Warriors Won 2015 NBA Finals

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The Golden State Warriors were deserving NBA champions, but let's examine why the Warriors won after trailing two games to one. Here are the top five reasons for their series triumph.

5. Cleveland's Injuries

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5. Cleveland's Injuries

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Cleveland's only legitimate shot to win it all was to have a healthy Kyrie Irving to play alongside LeBron James. Irving went down in overtime of Game 1, and the Cavs were behind the eight-ball the rest of the way.

4. Pick-And-Roll Offense

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4. Pick-And-Roll Offense

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The Cavs are a good defensive team, but they had no chance against Golden State's pick-and-roll offense. The Warriors seemingly had great shots on every possession, and the Cavs were simply outmatched.

3. Depth

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3. Depth

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The Warriors' 11-man rotation wore down the Cavs' eight-man rotation, especially in Games 4-6.

2. Small Ball

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2. Small Ball

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When the Warriors had their big lineup on the floor, they were outscored by the Cavs and trailed two games to one. When Andre Iguodala was inserted into the starting lineup in place of Andrew Bogut, the Warriors outscored the Cavs and won three straight games.

1. The Warriors Were The Best Team All Year

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1. The Warriors Were The Best Team All Year

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In earning an NBA-best 67-15 record, the Warriors clearly proved that they were the best team all season long. Golden State was favored in every game this series and more than lived up to their regular season greatness.

Brian Kalchik is a Houston Texans writer and featured writer for RantSports.com. He also covers the NBA, College Basketball, Fantasy Sports, Clubhouse and College Football for the site. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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