Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala has been named Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NBA Finals.
The 31-year-old Iguodala averaged 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his first career Finals. He was often tasked with guarding James. In the clinching Game 6, Iguodala scored 25 points.
After the series win, Warriors forward Draymond Green said Iguodala “saved this season for us.”
Prior to Game 6, SI.com's Ben Golliver argued that the MVP was James's to lose. Jerry West is the only player in NBA history to be named MVP of the Finals in a losing effort, doing so with the Lakers in 1969.
James averaged 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. He scored 40 or more points three times in the series, including notching 44 points in Game 1, a career-high for James in the Finals. He recorded a triple-double in Games 2 and 5.
- Molly Geary