Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Warriors sweep up Spurs

There is no secret, for sure.

I also asked Mo Dakhil, from and former video coordinator for the Spurs, if he had any special memories. Just like Pop, they wanted to show him the ultimate love, just in case this was his final game. I wish he'd been able to try and oppose his will on the series, going to toe-to-toe defensively with Draymond Green. "I told him the other day, 'I don't even want to talk about or think about anything other than winning this championship". The Argentinean was drafted in the second round, No. 57 overall, in the 1999 NBA Draft, but didn't hit the hardwood for San Antonio until the 2002-03 season.

Golden State completed a 4-game sweep and remain unbeaten in the playoffs, 12-0 as they move on to their third straight NBA Finals.

The Warriors have swept all three of their playoff series and are the first team in National Basketball Association history to start the post-season 12-0, eclipsing the record established by the 1989 and 2001 Los Angeles Lakers.

SAN ANTONIO This is the flawless set-up, the ideal record, the flawless storyline on the way to potentially perfectly redemptive NBA Finals.

LaMarcus Aldridge helped get the Spurs to the Conference Finals with a career night to beat the Houston Rockets in the previous round of the Playoffs. While the Cavs have to worry about the Celtics first, the Warriors are waiting in the wings to take back what they feel is rightfully theirs. Smith rant was due to comments made by the NBA All-Star regarding fans who felt the dominance the Golden State Warriors have displayed in these 2017 NBA Playoffs has been boring.

The depleted Spurs, missing the injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, were always chasing the game as the powerful Warriors offence dominated nearly from start to finish.

Leonard will be fine after some rest and rehabilitation.

San Antonio were also without Danny Lee for the fourth fixture because of a torn patellar tendon in game three. He initially sprained the ankle in Game 5 of the conference semifinals against Houston. The Warriors are the first team to begin the postseason with 12 straight wins.

Game 4 is set for Tuesday in Cleveland, and the earliest the Eastern Conference Finals can wrap up is Thursday.

"Obviously it (stinks) that Kawhi wasn't there and Tony wasn't there and David wasn't out there", Green said. "They create a lot for our team. So you've got to give them credit for that". Patty Mills and Pau Gasol added 14 each and Jonathon Simmons scored 13. Keeping Simmons may be hard after his star turn in the playoffs, especially once Leonard went down.

"I don't know if there are many people better than him as individuals", Brown said. For Durant, coming off of eight seasons with Russell Westbrook, it wasn't exactly a new question, while it was a different premise for Curry, who had settled in nicely as the brighter star of the Splash Brothers duo.

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