Basketball: Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

The Golden State Warriors celebrates with the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after winning Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Golden State Warriors celebrates with the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after winning Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. AFP

CLEVELAND (REUTERS) - The Golden State Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 on Tuesday to win the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

The Warriors, who were the top-seeded team in the playoffs after finishing with the best record in the regular season, won the best-of-seven championship series 4-2.

Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala led the way for the Warriors, each contributing 25 points in the win.

James once again led the way for the injury-hit Cavaliers by pouring in a game-high 32 points.

With the win, Golden State became the first NBA team to win a title behind a roster without any previous finals experience since the 1991 Chicago Bulls.