Warriors make history, punch ticket to NBA Finals

Golden State runs the table in the Western Conference playoffs

Brayton Wilson
May 23, 2017 - 7:35 am

Photo: Soobum Im - USA TODAY Sports


For the first time in NBA history, a team will head to the NBA Finals with a perfect record after sweeping the competition.

The Golden State Warriors will take their perfect 12-0 record this postseason to the NBA Finals after a 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 on Monday night. It will also be the third straight season where the Warriors will play for a NBA Championship.

Warriors point guard Steph Curry led the Warriors throughout the night with 36 points to go along with five rebounds, six assists, and a 58.3 shooting percentage from field goal range. Forward Kevin Durant was right behind Curry with 29 points along with 12 rebounds while shooting 76.9-percent from the field.

Spurs guard Kyle Anderson led the team with 20 points off the bench, while 39-year old guard Manu Ginobili put up 15 points in what could be his final NBA game. Ginobili is contemplating retirement after a 15-year career with the Spurs with over 1,200 career regular season and playoff games played in San Antonio.

Golden State will host the winner of the Eastern Conference Final between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers currently leads the series two games to one with Game 4 taking place on Tuesday night from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The NBA Finals get started next Thursday June 1 from Oracle Arena in Oakland.

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