The Golden State Warriors have accomplished much more than most teams in the league over the course of their past few seasons. Last year was a record setter for the Warriors. They won a record breaking 73 games on the season.
The Warriors clinched the Western Conference weeks before the season was over. They even went on to reach the NBA Finals. Their storybook season did not have a perfect ending unfortunately. Their competitor in the finals series, the Cleveland Cavaliers were ready to rewrite the Warriors story.
Despite Golden State taking an early lead in the finals last year, the Cavaliers came back from a multi-game deficit, forced a Game 7 out of the Warriors, and won the title. They were the most trouble for the Warriors during the regular season, and were even more trouble in the playoffs.
The year before that, in their 15-16 season, the Warriors also reached the NBA Finals. That time they escaped with a championship. Last season the Warriors may of failed to win a championship, but that might not be their only chances. There could be more finals trips for the Warriors to come. This season could potentially be one of them.
This season the Warriors clinched their conference again, finishing off the year in the top spot with a record of 67-15. Since ending their regular season on a high note the Warriors have been able to carry their momentum forward. Their first opponent, the Portland Trail Blazers proved to be no match.
Golden State Warriors swept them in four games, securing a spot in the second round. They would not be the only victim to the Warriors during the postseason either. When it came to round 2 of the playoffs, the Warriors had a similar result. They swept the Utah Jazz in four games.
Now the Golden State Warriors have entered the crucial part of the postseason. They are in the conference finals, and their opponent is the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio has not been able to stop the Warriors in the early stages of the series.
The Golden State Warriors took a win in Game 1, as they defeated San Antonio 113-111, according to Bleacher Report. Golden State took the 1-0 lead in the series, and extended their win streak to nine consecutive games. Tonight Game 2 will take place as the Warriors host the Spurs. Golden State will be aiming to take the 2-0 lead of the conference finals, and extend their streak to 10 wins in a row. The Spurs are the Warriors last task to complete in order to reach the finals for their third consecutive season.
Can the Golden State Warriors sweep the Spurs in four games? Do the Warriors have the team together to make another finals trip? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Commentary By Cody Macleod