Where Champions Play: Warriors Win First NBA Championship in 40 Years
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The Golden State Warriors captured their first title since 1975 last night with a 105-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State’s successful season, that relieved them of a 40-year NBA Championship drought, took place on Connor Sports QuickLock basketball court at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.
"We congratulate the Golden State Warriors on winning the 2015 NBA Championship and on a season of success at Oracle Arena on their home court manufactured by Connor Sports," said Jon Isaacs, GM of Connor Sports. "The Warriors exemplify the spirit, teamwork and competitive excellence of champions that embodies our company motto Where Champions Play."
As a team, the Warriors embody what it means to be a Champion as does the Finals MVP - Andre Iguodala. Iguodala guarded LeBron James throughout most of the series and scored 25 points in Game 6.
From College to the NBA Finals, Iguodala has played on Connor courts. Iguodala started his career at the University of Arizona, where he spent two years playing college basketball. He was drafted in 2004 by the Philadelphia 76ers and made his way to Golden State where he has now won an NBA Championship and has been crowned the series MVP.
Iguodala is the first series MVP to not have started every game in the Finals. He finished the series averaging 16.3 points, 4 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. When Iguodola was in the game, he was able to hold Lebron James to a 38.1 shooting percentage, compared to 44 percent without Iguodala.
Iguodala’s ability to come off the bench and defend one of the best players in the NBA, helping Golden State win the NBA Championship, shows that he embodies the tenacity and spirit of a champion playing on a Connor court.