Golden State Warriors have qualified for the NBA Finals for the third time in a row after a 129 -115 victory over San Antonio Spurs.
Stephen Curry stepped up his game with 36 points and was backed up by 29 points from Kevin Durant to put the game to rest and maintain their unbeaten record in the Western Conference.
Another Final Against Cleveland Cavaliers?
The team will now be looking to face either the Boston Celtics or Cleveland Cavaliers who are the defending champions that wrested the title from Golden State Warriors last season.
The final will start on the 1st of June
The victory over San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center is also historical as it means Golden State are the first team to record 3 clean sheets at this stage of the play-offs.
“It’s great to go 12-0 up but we don’t want to get carried away so we need to keep working hard and stay grounded,” Curry said after the game.
His stance was reiterated by coach Mike Brown who believes the team can still improve and avoid blowing up a 3-1 lead like they did last season in the finals.
“Our goal is to keep on winning and we need to be better if we want to achieve this feat,” He said.
End of An Era?
The defeat could have also signalled the end of the career of Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili who has won the NBA title four-time with San Antonio Spurs hinted at possible retirement.
“I want the whole feeling to sink in for a while and I’ll also have a talk with my wife,” He said.
“It’s a choice between playing on or staying at home with my wife and kids. These are both great options so its win win for me”.
“I can keep on playing on at my age and enjoy this sport for as long as I can but the decision is no longer in my hands”.