Steph Curry and Kevin Durant led the way as Golden State Warriors defeated San Antonio Spurs 129-115 on Monday night in the Game 4 of the Western Conference finals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas to advance to their third straight NBA finals.
With their over San Antonio last night, the Golden State Warriors became the first team to remain undefeated throughout the Western Conference playoffs and start 12-0. Golden State’s highest lead in the game was 22 points while the only time San Antonio were in the lead was when Manu Ginobili scooped a left-handed shot following the opening tip of the basketball game.
San Antonio, despite losing Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and David Lee due to injuries, did not go down without giving a fight. Kyle Anderson led all the scorers for the five-time NBA Champions with 20 points while Manu scored 15 points in just over half an hour of action. With 7 minutes remaining on the clock, San Antonio reduced the deficit to as low as 7 points on one particular play.
Kyle showed great hustle to dive for the loose ball which came off of a San Antonio defensive tip, and pushed the ball up the court to Patty Mills, who dished the ball to Manu for a three-point basket making it 104-98. Warriors, though, had too much firepower, talent and depth for a short-handed San Antonio side to overcome. Golden State were at their shooting best, hitting 56% of their attempted shots while scoring 14 out of their 39 attempted three point shots.
Steph Curry led all scorers in the game with 36 points while Kevin Durant put up a double double effort of 29 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Draymond Green once again did a little bit of everything on his way to 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge, the second best player of the Spurs behind Kawhi, failed yet another time to answer the bell as he was held to a paltry 8 points.
Golden State Warriors became the Western Conference Champions for the third successive season and will now meet either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics in the NBA finals. The Cavaliers and Celtics will face each other tonight in the Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio with the Cavs leading the series 2-1.