The Greatest Offense of All Time played selfless, positionless basketball, beautiful and sublime, with space, pace and grace, with whip-smart passing and 3-pointers, all style and all substance.

The Greatest Offense of All Time — they are officially the Golden State Warriors — beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 last night, winning the NBA Finals in five games, capturing their second championship in three seasons. They lost just one playoff game — a Game 4 blowout against the Cavaliers — matching the 2001 Lakers and 1983 76ers for fewest playoff losses.

The Greatest Offense of All Time averaged 121.6 points in the Finals. Kevin Durant, who was named Finals MVP, averaged 35.2 points, shooting 60 percent from 2-point range, 47 percent from 3-point range and 93 percent from the line. Stephen Curry, the two-time league MVP, averaged 26.8 points, shooting 90 percent from the line. Klay Thompson averaged 16.4 points, shooting 43 percent from 3-point range.

The Greatest Offense of All Time is the full and complete realization of Don Nelson’s basketball philosophy. Nelson coached the Run TMC Warriors in the early 90s, when Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond finished second in scoring. He coached the Warriors in 2007, when Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson and Jason Richardson led the league in pace. Nelson favored skilled players over positions, 3-pointers over post play. He drafted Curry in 2009.

The Greatest Offense of All Time isn’t just an honorific. It’s the truth. The Warriors had a 115.6 offensive rating this season, tying the record set by the 1987 Lakers.

1. 2017 WARRIORS | 115.6 offensive rating

Coach | Steve Kerr

Record | 67-15

Offense | Intricate

Points per game | 115.9

Point guard | Stephen Curry

Pace | 99.8

Leading scorers | Stephen Curry: 25.3 points, Kevin Durant: 25.1 and Klay Thompson: 22.3

Finisher | Kevin Durant

Post player | none

3-point shooters | Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green

Sixth man | Andre Iguodala

1. 1987 LAKERS | 115.6 offensive rating

Coach | Pat Riley

Record | 65-17

Offense | Showtime

Points per game | 117.8

Point guard | Magic Johnson

Pace | 101.6

Leading scorer | Magic Johnson: 23.9 points

Finisher | James Worthy

Post players | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and A.C. Green

3-point shooter | Michael Cooper

Sixth man | Michael Cooper

3. 1992 BULLS | 115.5 offensive rating

Coach | Phil Jackson

Record | 67-15

Offense | Triangle

Points per game | 109.9

Point guards | John Paxson and B.J. Armstrong

Point forward | Scottie Pippen

Pace | 94.4

Leading scorer | Michael Jordan: 30.1 points

Finisher | Michael Jordan

Post player | Horace Grant

3-point shooters | none

Sixth man | B.J. Armstrong

4. 1988 CELTICS | 115.4 offensive rating

Coach | K.C. Jones

Record | 57-25

Offense | Balanced

Points per game | 113.6

Point guard | Dennis Johnson

Pace | 97.9

Leading scorer | Larry Bird: 29.9 points

Finisher | Larry Bird

Post players | Kevin McHale and Robert Parish

3-point shooters | Larry Bird and Danny Ainge

Sixth man | none

5. 2010 SUNS | 115.3 offensive rating

Coach | Alvin Gentry

Record | 54-28

Offense | Seven seconds or less

Points per game | 110.2

Point guard | Steve Nash

Pace | 95.3

Leading scorer | Amare Stoudemire: 23.1 points

Finisher | Amare Stoudemire

Post player | Amare Stoudemire

3-point shooters | Channing Frye, Jason Richardson, Steve Nash and Jared Dudley

Sixth man | Jared Dudley

6. 1996 BULLS | 115.2 offensive rating

Coach | Phil Jackson

Record | 72-10

Offense | Triangle

Points per game | 105.2

Point guards | Ron Harper and Steve Kerr

Point forward | Scottie Pippen

Pace | 91.1

Leading scorer | Michael Jordan: 30.4 points

Finisher | Michael Jordan

Post player | none

3-point shooters | Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Michael Jordan and Toni Kukoc

Sixth (and seventh) men | Toni Kukoc and Steve Kerr

7. 1995 MAGIC | 115.1 offensive rating

Coach | Brian Hill

Record | 57-25

Offense | Young

Points per game | 110.9

Point guard | Anfernee Hardaway

Pace | 95.1

Leading scorer | Shaquille O’Neal: 29.3 points

Finisher | Shaquille O’Neal

Post players | Shaquille O’Neal and Horace Grant

3-point shooters | Nick Anderson, Dennis Scott and Anfernee Hardaway

Sixth (and seventh) men | Dennis Scott and Brian Shaw

8. 1987 MAVERICKS | 114.9 offensive rating

Coach | Dick Motta

Record | 55-27

Offense | Fundamental

Points per game | 116.7

Point guard | Derek Harper

Pace | 100.5

Leading scorers | Mark Aguirre: 25.7 points and Rolando Blackman: 21.0

Finisher | Mark Aguirre

Post players | James Donaldson and Sam Perkins

3-point shooter | Derek Harper

Sixth man | Detlef Schrempf

9. 1995 SUPERSONICS | 114.8 offensive rating

Coach | George Karl

Record | 57-25

Offense | Egalitarian

Points per game | 110.4

Point guards | Gary Payton and Nate McMillan

Pace | 95.5

Leading scorers | Gary Payton: 20.6 points, Detlef Schrempf: 19.2 and Shawn Kemp: 18.7

Finisher | Shawn Kemp

Post player | Shawn Kemp

3-point shooters | Sam Perkins and Detlef Schrempf

Sixth (seventh and eighth) men | Sam Perkins, Nate McMillan and Vincent Askew

10. 2017 ROCKETS | 114.7 offensive rating

Coach | Mike D’Antoni

Record | 55-27

Offense | 3-pointers and a cloud of dust

Points per game | 115.3

Point guard | James Harden

Pace | 100.0

Leading scorer | James Harden: 29.1 points

Finisher | James Harden

Post player | Clint Capela

3-point shooters | Everyone: Harden, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson, Trevor Ariza, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley

Sixth (and seventh) men | Eric Gordon and Lou Williams

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