The 2015 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2014�15 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors defeated the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers in six games (4�2) for the Warriors’ first title in 40 years and their fourth in franchise history, becoming the first team since the 1990�91 Chicago Bulls to win a championship without any prior Finals experience from any player in their roster. Golden State’s Andre Iguodala was named the Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The Warriors were led by 2014�15 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Stephen Curry, while the Cavaliers featured four-time league MVP LeBron James. Both teams entered the series with title droughts of four decades, with the Cavaliers having never won since their 1970�71 inception and the Warriors’ last title having been in 1975. This was also the first time that both participating teams had first-year head coaches since the inaugural league finals in 1947, when the NBA was known as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). It was the fifth consecutive finals appearance for James who played for the Miami Heat the previous four seasons, making him the first NBA player since the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1960s to achieve this.
James also became the first player in NBA Finals history to lead both teams in points, assists and rebounds for the entire series. He averaged 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists for the series
For the second straight year, the Finals was played in the 2�2�1�1�1 format (Games 1, 2, 5, and 7 at Golden State, Games 3, 4, and 6 at Cleveland). The series began on June 4, 2015 and ended on June 16, 2015, and was televised in the United States on ABC and in Canada on TSN.