Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

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Before the 2017-18 season, those five men were the only players to win the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award two times in a row - until Kevin Durant joined that group Friday night.

Thirty-eight thoughts for 38 points in the paint in the 108-85 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals ...

Durant only scored 20 but had his first triple-double of the postseason, as he finished with 12 rebounds and 10 assists. "We just won back-to-back", Durant said.

After building a nine-point lead by half-time, the Warriors put the game out of Cleveland's grasp with a third-quarter rally in which they outscored their opposition 25-13. The environment is incredible.

"I let my emotions get the best of me and played the last 3 games basically with a broken hand", James said, displaying his soft cast. He was narrowly named MVP, edging out Warriors team-mate Stephen Curry by a couple of votes. "Does it?" Durant asked.

"We won two championships". I dont think anybodys even anxious about that type of stuff.”.

Durant becomes the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice, joining six-time victor Michael Jordan, three-timers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James, and two-timers Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon, Willis Reed and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Hes also the sixth player to win it in consecutive years, with Jordan, ONeal, James, Olajuwon and Bryant being the others.

Durant is the first former Texas player to claim the NBA Finals MVP trophy, which has been in existence since 1969.

Durant is one of 31 players to win the award.

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