For the first time in NBA History a team has went 12-0 in the post season. The Cleveland Cavaliers would’ve had the title if they didn’t lose to the Celtics on Sunday but it was their rivals the Golden State Warriors who now hold the title.
Steph Curry and company started the sweep in opening round against the Portland Trail Blazers then went on to dominate the Utah Jazz and then knocked off the San Antonio Spurs to take the Western Conference title.
“It’s a great run, and we had an opportunity to get it done tonight,” Curry said. “But more importantly, it was obviously just a closeout kind of mentality coming into tonight, trying to take care of business, play a good 48-minute game.”
The Warriors beat the Spurs in game 4, 129-115.
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“It’s the second time, I think, we’ve been gotten swept in my career and those have been the easiest to digest because you’ve been outplayed,” San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili said after the game. “The opponent was better than us and in this case way better than us.
“It’s a big task. It’s a huge accomplishment, and I tip my hat off to all of our players, our coaching staff was phenomenal,” Warriors acting coach Mike Brown said.
Draymond Green and co also tied a record on Monday night for the highest scoring output in playoff history over a four-game series tying the Philadelphia 76ers’ who in 1978 got 498 points.