The NBA Playoffs ended the same way the regular season did—with the Golden State Warriors on top.

Stephen Curry and the Dubs broke a 40-year championship drought, triggering a wild celebration Tuesday night back in Oakland.

Curry scored 25 points and handed out eight dimes in the 105-97 Game 6 clincher, overcoming the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James‘ herculian efforts.

Andre Iguodala was named Finals MVP.

Per the SF Chronicle:

Just before the buzzer finally sounded on the Warriors’ 105-97 Game 6 victory, Curry tossed the ball high into the air and set off a joyous celebration that seemingly had been waiting to pour forth forever and eventually spilled into the locker room. […] “I could not be happier for our fan base, because they support us through everything,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, shirt drenched through with victory Champagne and hair disheveled during the merriment.

 

“Their plan was to force Draymond (Green) and Andre to beat them, and Andre did,” Kerr said. “…For us, it’s really fitting that the award went to Andre. … It set the whole tone of the season … when an All-Star and an Olympian said, ‘OK, I’ll come off the bench.’” […] When Curry controlled the general pace of the game while putting up 25 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals, it made Warriors fans forget that the franchise traded Sleepy Floyd only five months after the 1987 “Sleepy Floyd Game” (51 points) against the Lakers.

 

“From the time we started the season, this is what we envisioned,” Curry said. […] “We felt like it would work, but I’d be lying to you if I said I felt like we were going to win the NBA title,” Kerr said.