The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, 129-115, to deliver a sweep on its way to a third straight NBA Finals.
With the win, the Warriors become the first team in NBA history to win its first 12 games en route to the Finals. The 1987 and 2001 Los Angeles Lakers both cruised to the Finals with an 11-0 record.
The Warriors may not seem to have the advantage going into the Finals, as they will play the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. The Warriors did not really face any challenges on its way to trying to win its second title in three years, only really getting challenged by the Spurs in Game 1 of their series.
Golden State’s team is obviously different from last year’s with the star power and extra shooting ability they get from Kevin Durant. Also, it does not look like Stephen Curry‘s ankle is bothering him this time, nor is Draymond Green being riled up during any game this time around.
Whoever the Warriors face in the Finals, it is not going to be easy. The Cavaliers are the more likely opponent and you know what they did to Golden State last year — coming back from a 3-1 deficit. And you know Curry and the Warriors have not forgotten.