Golden State Warriors Are In The Finals
- Author: Julie Sanders May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 3:30
The Warriors jumped up early on the wounded Spurs, squashed every mini rally and ran away with a 129-115 victory to vanquish another overwhelmed opponent, completing a third consecutive sweep to become the first team in National Basketball Association history to start the postseason 12-0.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have made it clear the Golden State Warriors' sensational playoff form will count for nothing if they do not secure victory in the NBA Finals. Draymond Green scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
The Warriors went on to win 125-110 and sweep the Spurs 4-0. Pau Gasol played better than him off the bench with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Golden State advanced to the NBA Finals with a 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs Monday, and it would be a surprise if the Boston Celtics stole another game from the Cavs. He finished with 15 points in a frenzied 32 minutes in Game 4 against Golden State.
"Not having Tony and Kawhi, it takes away our two best creators", Popovich said.
Right after the Durant jumper, Green hit a three-pointer to bump the lead to 15, Curry nailed a deep contested wing three, then forced his way to the line for two free throws. "But at the end of the day, a win is a win, and you have to beat whoever is out there against you".
There are no more ways to extol the virtues of the Golden State Warriors without redundancy.
"You look down at the box score, and KD had a heck of a game scoring", Brown said.
The San Antonio Spurs' season is over, and it was anticlimactic.
Often considered the most selfless player in franchise history and the most beloved Spur outside of Tim Duncan, Ginobili reflected on his career in San Antonio heading into the season closer.
Although younger players are starting to take over the league, Ginobili said he feels like he can still hold is own.
The 39-year-old rebounded from four straight scoreless games against Memphis in the opening round to provide San Antonio with a needed boost.
There was a lot of respect between the teams after the series, particularly for Ginobili. "One is to keep playing in this league at this age, enjoying every day, playing the sport I still love", he explained.
"Hopefully that's a good thing for us".
Pachulia and his family have received death threats from fans who blame him for Leonard's absence after his controversial close-out that San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich called "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike".