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Golden State Warriors win Western Conference Finals and will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 2016 NBA Finals rematch....Charles Barkley predicts that Cleveland will win the NBA championship title....Cavs megastar LeBron says his team is prepared to win

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CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Led by Stephen Curry, the most valuable player for the last two consecutive seasons, the Golden State Warriors on Monday outed the Oklahoma City Thunder, winning Game 7, 96-88 and thus the Western Conference Finals title, a win that advances the Warriors to the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second year in a row. (Editor's note: Game 1 of the NBA Finals is Thursday night in Oakland).

The win also pits Curry, 28, against Cavs megastar LeBron James, 31, in a championship series rematch that Cleveland is hungry to win, particularly after losing last year's NBA Finals to the Warriors, 4-2, a heated contest in fact.

Curry finished Game 7 against the Thunder with a game high 36 points, including seven three- pointers, and Klay Thompson, who broke an NBA playoffs record with 11 three pointers in Game 6, added 21  points.

"We were able to pull it off and we are moving on," said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr after Monday's celebrated win for his team.

Curry said that he and his teammates are quite familiar with Cleveland and that the rematch "will be fun."

Kevin Durant, 35, led the Thunder in scoring Monday night with 27 points, and said during a press conference afterwards that "it hurts to lose."

This year the Cavs  were a team in waiting after James and head coach Tyronn Lue led Cleveland to an Eastern Conference title win on Friday night against the Toronto Raptors, Cleveland winning that series 4-2.

And waiting they did as the Western Conference Finals series went all seven  games, the Warriors overcoming a 3-1 deficit to take the series 4-3.

Like the conference finals the NBA Finals are the best of a possible seven games, but between the winner of the  Eastern Conference title and that of the Western conference title.

Popular television sports commentator Charles Barkley predicts that Cleveland will win the upcoming NBA Finals.

"I think that Cleveland is going to win the championship, and I am not changing my mind," said Barkley, a former NBA player himself.

An Akron, Ohio native and NBA's most valuable player in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, James was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003 as the first overall pick and led Cleveland to its first NBA Finals appearance in 2007, though they lost to San Antonio Spurs. He joined the Miami Heat in 2010 and brought home two consecutive championship titles in 2012 and 2013 before rejoining the Cavs last year.

Interestingly, Curry too was born in Akron, though few know it, and James has made the city of roughly 200,000 people that is located some 35 miles south of Cleveland part of his NBA legacy.

Speaking during a televised post-game press conference, James said Friday after the Cavs won the Eastern Conference Finals that Cleveland must win the championship to be deemed great, and that team togetherness is key.

"We truly care for one another both on and off the floor and this is the results of it," said James relative to the conference title win.

Coach Lue said at the start of the series that his strategy for the Cavaliers team is "to be aggressive and attack."

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS : BREAKING NEWS ARTICLE: Cleveland police officers and detectives fired, including officer Michael Brelo, and six suspended as to the 137 shots deadly shooting of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.....Not all of the cops that did the shooting were fired....The firings should be vacated the police union says, which likely means arbitration ....A consent decree on police reforms with the city and the DOJ remains....Community activists renew the call for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, who shielded 12 of the 13 non-Black cops that did the shooting from criminal charges, to be voted out of office this year, and Congresswoman Fudge wants McGinty gone too.....Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell acquitted Brelo of manslaughter charges....By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

Cleveland police cars chase two unarmed Blacks from downtown Cleveland to neighboring East Cleveland the night of Nov. 29, 2012. The 23 -minute car chase ended in the parking lot of Heritage Middle School and culminated in 13 non- Black Cleveland police officers firing a total of 137 bullets at Malissa Williams 30, and Timothy Ray Russell, 43, the driver of the 1979 Chevy Malibu. Both Russell and Williams were Black, and both died at the scene.  Some 105 police officers and 64 police cruisers participated at some level in the deadly chase.

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS Vote no on March 15, 2016 to the re-election of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty (pictured below) Twenty-three years of racist and corrupt McGinty as to 19 years as a common pleas judge and four years as a county prosecutor are enough....He is pro- police, anti-Black, anti -fair and anti-Tamir Rice....Greater Cleveland community activists, including the Imperial Women Coalition, Black on Black Crime Inc, the Carl Stokes Brigade, Puncture the Silence, Revolution Books, Peace in the Hood, the Oppressed People's Nation, the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network, Stop Targeting Ohio's Poor, the Million Women March Cleveland and the Cleveland Chapter of the New Black Panther Party, want him voted out of office, as do the Cleveland NAACP and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge ....Read here what McGinty, who is White, has done to hurt the Black community and others as a judge and as an overzealous and unfair county prosecutor......By editor-in-chief Kathy Wray Coleman

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Kathy Wray Coleman is the editor-in-chief at Cleveland Urban News.Com and a 23-year journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Coleman covered the presidential election for the Call and Post in 2008, including a one-on-one interview with now president Barack Obama.CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS