Warriors complete their third sweep in the 2017 playoffs
No matter how you look at it, short-handed Spurs team or not, to take this roster of the Golden State Warriors lightly is foolish. San Antonio and their fans came out desperate for a win to push the series to game five regardless of the odds stacked against them–but Kevin Durant and the boys were just too much to handle.
In what could be his last game in his illustrious career, Manu Ginobili came to play. “Grandpa Juice” as Patty Mills like to call him came to put on a show in front of the home crowd. He shot 6-for-12 for 15 points, seven assists and three steals as he was doing his best to hide any emotions while the crowd constantly sang his name and cheered for him as loud as they could. Ultimately at the end, he had the look on his face that said this could possible be his last game. Jonathan Simmons yet again came to ball scoring 13 points, as he remains to be an important asset for the future of the Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge has yet to be found, as the imposter in the #12 jersey last night had “8 points” in 22 minutes.
The Warriors on the other side did take notes after watching Game 3 from the Cavs and Celtics series and did not let their foot off the pedal. Kevin Durant showed no remorse regardless of who was in front of him silencing the crowd every time they’d pop dropping 29 points on 10-for-13 from the field. This will be Durant’s second Finals appearance, and his second time facing LeBron. Steph Curry had 36 points, 14-for-24 field goal’s. Alongside Durant, they make up a pretty deadly combo for anybody on the court. Draymond Green chipped in 16, and Klay Thompson continues to be hit or miss. Thompson racked up 10 points last night, but he shot 3-for-13 from the field.
So finally we pretty much know what we’re getting in this years Finals. A rematch from the last two years and last season in which we saw the infamous 3-1 lead crumble as LeBron and the Cavaliers would win their first Championship (Lebron’s third). The Finals don’t start till June 1st, but there’s no doubt that a lot of words will be traded between the Cavs and Warriors leading up to the date, and the emotional ride between both teams will be one for the books.