Warriors' 12-0 postseason record is so much more than three sweeps

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, and Stephen Curry, right, stand on stage by the trophy after beating the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 22, 2017, in San A.

There was a bittersweet feeling in the stands of the AT&T Center Monday night, as the San Antonio Spurs had just been swept by the unrelenting Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

Durant added 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Warriors - champions in 2015 - reached the Finals for a third year in succession.

Ginobili had 15 points and when Popovich subbed him out with two minutes to go the San Antonio crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Obviously, the Warriors now await the finish of the Eastern Conference Finals which the Cavs currently lead 2-1. Cavaliers now lead the Eastern Conference finals 2-1.

The Golden State Warriors dominated once again in game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs.

As of press time, Ginobili has not said if this will be his last season. The Warriors will have nine days to rest for that series, which begins in Oakland, Calif., on June 1.

Warriors' 12-0 postseason record is so much more than three sweeps

Golden State led by as many as 22 points in cruising to its third straight NBA Finals. It was a stunning overtime defeat, and a weird game: Steve Kerr was ejected, the Warriors missed three shots in the final:07, and this video emerged of Green screaming at Durant in the huddle.

"We started him tonight out of respect", Popovich said after the game.

This doesn't guarantee Golden State a championship. "We're light-years ahead of probably every other team in structure, in planning, in how we're going to go about things", he said.

Mills and Ginobili have become two of San Antonio's most beloved players. The Warriors shot 74 percent (14-of-19) in the second quarter. "(Warriors) came out and competed, they had a good game plan for the guys that we had out there, we just came out and did everything we could do".

"We have a bigger goal in mind", Durant said. "Overall, I think we've done a great job locking in on the defensive side, scrambling around, trying to take away team's No. 1 option".

"Somebody I grew up watching, unbelievable competitor, even more fun playing against him", Durant said after the game.

"Don't get me wrong, we appreciate this opportunity". We were terrible good previous year.

  • Julie Sanders