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The Golden State Warriors hand the Cleveland Cavaliers a lopsided loss in Game 1, taking 1-0 lead

The Golden State Warriors hand the Cleveland Cavaliers a lopsided loss in Game 1, taking 1-0 lead

Last night marked the first matchup between the first-seed Golden State Warriors and the second-seed Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.  This matchup would also mark the third straight time these two teams met up in a NBA Finals.  The first time was back in 2015 where the Warriors would defeat the Cavaliers, 4-2, winning the NBA Finals.  The Ohio team would redeem themselves in 2016 as they come back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Warriors, 4-3, winning a NBA Finals for the first time in history.  Each team hoped to break the tie as they looked to take a 1-0 lead in series last night in the Oracle Arena.

The first quarter would be a close one as the Golden State Warriors shot fifty percent from the field as a team in the first quarter while the Cleveland Cavaliers shot forty-one percent.  LeBron James would put up thirteen points while knocking down a three-pointer in this process.  He would also jump up to grab five rebounds along with three assists.  Kyrie Irving would contribute with nine points as he shot fifty-seven percent from the field.  He would also drill a three-pointer while Kevin Love would record three defensive rebounds and one three-pointer.  Tristan Thompson would play for the entire quarter only to be held to one rebound and one assist.

On the other end of the court, Kevin Durant would throw up ten points as he shot fifty percent from the field.  He would also give out five assists while four-time All-Star, Stephen Curry, would also earn ten points while knocking down two three-pointers.  Iguodala would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn himself five points, which would include one three-pointer.  JaVale McGee would score four while pulling down five rebounds as the Warriors end the first quarter with a 35-30 lead.

Durant would continue to put on a scoring display as he shoots sixty-three percent from the field in the second quarter to earn himself thirteen more points.  He would also pull down three rebounds as both Andre Iguodala and Ian Clark would come off the bench to put up two points.  Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson would also be limited to two points while Draymond Green would grab three defensive rebounds.

As for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving would chalk up eight points which would contain one three-pointer.  James would shoot sixty-seven percent from the field to receive six points as he crashes the boards for six rebounds.  Kevin Love would put up a three-pointer while pulling down nine rebounds.  Former Knicks player, Iman Shumpert, would be limited to one three-pointer off the bench as the Golden State Warriors head into halftime with a 60 to 52 advantage.

Things would not get any easier for the visiting team as the Warriors spark a 33-20 run in the third quarter.  During that run, Stephen Curry would heat up for fourteen points as he knocks down four three-pointers.  He would shoot sixty-three percent from the field while Durant would contribute with seven points, including one three-pointer.  He would grab two defensive rebounds while Green would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn six points.  He would knock down a three-pointer in the process of doing so while grabbing five defensive rebounds.

On the other end of the floor, LeBron James would score seven points while shooting thirty-eight percent from the field.  He would drill a three-pointer in the process while pulling down four rebounds and dishing out three assists.  Kyrie Irving and bench player, Richard Jefferson, would help out with five points while Irving would collect three of his points from beyond the arc.  Kevin Love would knock down a three-pointer while grabbing three rebounds but it was the Oakland team that ended the third quarter with a commanding 93-72 lead.

The Warriors would finish things off in the last period as Durant puts up eight more points, collecting six of them from the three-point line and the other two from the charity stripe.  He would also grab two defensive rebounds while former Los Angeles Clippers player, Matt Barnes, would knock down a three-pointer.  Draymond Green would also collect three points of his own as he pulls down two defensive rebounds.  As for the Cleveland team, Dahntay Jones would come off the bench to give seven points.  He would collect three of those points from behind the arc and the other four from the free-throw line.  Kevin Love would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but would only be rewarded with four points.  He would grab six rebounds but it was the Golden State Warriors who defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 113-91 victory.  Kevin Durant finished with thirty-eight points, eight rebounds and eight assists.  LeBron James would finish with twenty-eight points, fifteen rebounds and eight assists.

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The Golden State Warriors defeat the San Antonio Spurs, completing a 4-0 sweep in series

The Golden State Warriors defeat the San Antonio Spurs, completing a 4-0 sweep in series

Last night marked the fourth game between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs in their playoff series.  The first game was a win for the Warriors as they barely escape with a 113-111 victory.  In that game, Stephen Curry scored forty points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished off three assists.  LaMarcus Aldridge would settle for twenty-eight points, seven rebounds and three assists.  The Warriors would hand the Spurs a 136 to 100 blowout loss in Game 2.  Stephen Curry would put up twenty-nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists.  Jonathon Simmons would chalk up twenty-two points, three rebounds and three assists.  The Oakland team would win the last game as they pull away with a 120-108 win.  During that meeting, Kevin Durant scored thirty-three points, grabbed ten rebounds and threw out four assists.  Manu Ginobili would put up twenty-one points, one rebound and two assists.  The Golden State Warriors looked to complete a series sweep last night in the AT&T Center.

The game would start off right for the California team as they shoot fifty percent from the field as a team in the first quarter, limiting the Spurs to twenty-nine percent.  Four-time All-Star, Stephen Curry, would get hot for thirteen points which would include one three-pointer.  He would also crash the boards for four defensive rebounds as Kevin Durant would shoot seventy-five percent from the field.  Durant would score eight points while knocking down a three-pointer and gobbling up five defensive rebounds in the process of doing so.  Draymond Green would also grab five defensive rebounds while scoring five points.  He would also nail a three-pointer while shooting fifty percent from the field.  On the other end of the court, Manu Ginobili would chalk up four points as he shot thirty-three percent from the field.  New York-native, Kyle Anderson, would come off the bench to put up four points but it was the Warriors who end the first quarter with a 31 to 19 lead.

In the second quarter, Durant would throw up ten more additional points as he shoots eighty percent from the field.  Green would score six points while shooting sixty-seven percent from the field.  He would also dish off four assists while Stephen Curry would be limited to five points which would include one three-pointer.  Ian Clark would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to gain five points.  He would gather three of those points from beyond the arc.  As for the Spurs team, Danny Green would drop six points which would contain one three-pointer.  Patty Mills would also earn six points by knocking down two three-pointers.  Kyle Anderson and Pau Gasol would both come off the bench to score six points each for themselves but it was the Warriors would walk into halftime with a 65-51 advantage.

The Golden State team would come out of the locker room to spark up a 31 to 27 run.  During that run, Curry would drop ten points which would include two three-pointers.  Former Thunder player, Kevin Durant, would contribute with seven points as he shoots sixty-seven percent from the field.  He would drill one three-pointer as he gobbles up six rebounds.  Draymond Green would knock down one three-pointer and two free-throws to earn himself five points while Klay Thompson would score five points.  He would hit a three-pointer while Jonathon Simmons would try to get his Spurs team in it.  Simmons would shoot thirty-eight percent from the field to collect nine points, which would contain one three-pointer.  He would grab three rebounds as Bryn Forbes would come off the bench to receive six points.  LaMarcus Aldridge would drop four points as he shoots sixty-seven percent from the field but it was the Warriors who end the third period with a commanding 96-78 lead.

The Spurs would attempt to come back as they go on a 37 to 33 run in the last quarter.  Ginobili would put up nine points while shooting eighty percent from the field.  He would knock down one three-pointer in the process of doing so while giving out two assists.  Six-time All-Star, Pau Gasol, would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn himself eight points.  Anderson would also come off the bench to drop seven points, hitting one three-pointer in the process.  On the other end of the court, Curry would chalk up eight points which include one three-pointer.  Ian Clark would come off the bench to put up seven points, hitting a three-pointer while doing so.  Durant would only to be limited to one field and two free-throws as the Warriors pull away with a 129-115 win, completing the series sweep and advancing to the NBA Finals for a third straight time.  Stephen Curry would finish with thirty-six points, five rebounds and six assists.  Kyle Anderson finished with twenty points (his new career-high), six rebounds and two assists.

The Golden State Warriors defeat the San Antonio Spurs, taking 2-0 lead in series

The Golden State Warriors defeat the San Antonio Spurs, taking 2-0 lead in series

Last night marked the second game between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs in their playoff series.  The first game would be a victory for the Golden State Warriors as they escape with a 113-111 win.  Stephen Curry scored forty points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished off three assists.  LaMarcus Aldridge finished with twenty-eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.  The Golden State Warriors looked to take a 2-0 lead in the series last night in the Oracle Arena.

The game would start off right for the Golden State Warriors as they shoot sixty percent from the field as a team in the first quarter, limiting the Spurs to twenty-three percent.  Two-time NBA MVP, Stephen Curry, would get hot as he earns himself fifteen points and three defensive rebounds. He would collect twelve of those points from behind the arc and the other three from the free-throw line.  Draymond Green would knock down two three-pointers to give himself six points as he crashed the boards for four defensive rebounds.  He would also give out three assists to add to his stat sheet total.  Zaza Pachulia would shoot fifty percent from the field to collect four points while Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson would be limited to two points.  Bench player, JaVale McGee, would also be held to two points but he would jump up to grab two defensive rebounds.  On the other end of the court, Kawhi’s Leonard’s replacement, Jonathon Simmons, would shoot fifty-seven percent from the field to give himself eight points.  Pau Gasol would only drop two points but would crash the boards to gobble up four rebounds.  Bench players Dewayne Dedmon, Manu Ginobili and David Lee would each be limited to two points in the first quarter.  LaMarcus Aldridge would be held scoreless as the home team ends the first quarter with a commanding 33-16 lead.

Things would not get any easier for the visiting team as the Warriors go on a 39 to 28 run in the second quarter.  During that run, Kevin Durant would start to come alive as he drops nine points, collecting three of them from behind the arc.  He would also add two defensive rebounds to his stat sheet total as he shoots eighty percent from the field.  Bench player, Patrick McCaw, would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he is rewarded with six points.  He would drill a three-pointer in the process of collecting those six points.  Former Pacers player, David West, would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field himself.  He would also collect six points, along with two assists to go with it.  Curry would be limited to one three-pointer and a free-throw as he ends the quarter with four points.  Klay Thompson would only hit a three-pointer to give himself three points in the period.  As for the San Antonio team, Simmons would continue to work as he drops nine points which would hold one three-pointer.  He would shoot seventy-five percent from the field as he collects one offensive rebound and two assists to go along with it.  Kyle Anderson would come off the bench to earn four points as he shot sixty-seven percent from the field.  Bench player, Bryn Forbes, would knock down a three-pointer to give himself three points.  Danny Green and Patty Mills would each be limited to a three-pointer as Aldridge would only score two points in the twelve minutes that he played.  Dedmon would come off the bench to score two points, along with three rebounds but it was the Warriors who walk into halftime with a large 72-44 lead.

The Warriors would come out of the locker room to shoot forty-six percent from the field as a team while the Spurs would shoot thirty-three percent.  Curry would put on another scoring display as he shoots sixty percent from the field, giving himself ten points which would contain one three-pointer.  He would also earn three defensive rebounds and four assists to put towards his stat sheet total.  McCaw would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, gaining five points as a reward.  He would knock down a three-pointer in the process while Green and Durant would each score five points, as well.  Draymond Green would shoot thirty-three percent from the field as he gobbles up four defensive rebounds while Durant would only shoot twenty-five percent from the field.  Draymond would collect two points from the field and the other three from the free-throw line.  Durant would knock down a three-pointer and collect the other two points from the charity stripe.  McGee would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to gain four points while Thompson would be limited to only one three-pointer.  As for the Texas team, Aldridge would start to come alive as he drops six games while pulling down two rebounds.  Former Warriors player, Dewayne Dedmon, would shoot forty percent from the field to earn himself five points as he pulls down six rebounds.  Gasol would chalk up five points, three of them coming from the free-throw line but it was the Warriors who walk into the last period with a 106 to 75 advantage.

The California team would finish things off in the fourth quarter as the bench starts to come alive.  Virginia-native, James Michael McAdoo, would put up nine points which contained one three-pointer.  He would shoot sixty percent from the field as he crashes the boards for five rebounds to put towards his stat sheet total.  McCaw would contribute with seven points as he shoots fifty percent from the field.  He would nail one three-pointer in the process as he dishes off two assists.  Former Jazz player, Ian Clark, would play for the entire quarter as he puts up five points, knocking down a shot from beyond the arc in the process.  Shaun Livingston would play for three minutes as he shoots a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, receiving four points as a reward.  On the other end of the court, the Spurs bench would do some work, as well.  Davis Bertans would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to gain himself eleven points.  He would earn nine of them from behind the three-point line as he pulls down four rebounds.  Former Heat player, Joel Anthony, would score six points as he grabs three rebounds.  Dejounte Murray would earn four points as he grabs two rebounds and throws out two assists.  Kyle Anderson would shoot twenty-five percent from the field as he receives two points but it was the Golden State Warriors who defeat the San Antonio Spurs, 136-100, taking a 2-0 lead in the series.  Stephen Curry would finish with twenty-nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists.  Jonathon Simmons finished with twenty-two points (his new career-high), three rebounds and three assists.

The Golden State Warriors come back to defeat the San Antonio Spurs, starting the series with a 1-0 lead

The Golden State Warriors come back to defeat the San Antonio Spurs, starting the series with a 1-0 lead

Today marked the first game between the one-seed Golden State Warriors and the two-seed San Antonio Spurs in their playoff series.  The last time these two teams met up in the postseason was during the 2013 Playoffs, where the Spurs eliminated the Warriors, 4-2, but the Warriors would look to get revenge starting today.  Earlier in these playoffs, Golden State defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, 4-0, and defeated the Utah Jazz in the Semifinals, 4-0.  San Antonio defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round, 4-2, and defeated the Houston Rockets in the Semifinals, 4-2.  Each team looked to start the series off right today in the Oracle Arena.

The game would start off right for the Spurs as they shoot sixty-two percent from the field as a team, limiting the Warriors to twenty-nine percent.  LaMarcus Aldridge would get hot for eleven points, along with three defensive rebounds and three assists.  Former Grizzlies player, Pau Gasol, would contribute with five points as he shot fifty percent from the field.  Jonathon Simmons would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, earning himself five points, as well.  Simmons would collect three of those points from behind the three-point line.  Kawhi Leonard would be limited to only four points but he would pull down three defensive rebounds to put towards his stat sheet total.  On the other end of the court, Kevin Durant would chalk up five points as he shot forty percent from the field.  Stephen Curry would play for the entire quarter, only to be held to four points.  He would crash the boards for two defensive rebounds, though, as Draymond Green shoots fifty percent from the field to gather up only two points.  Andre Iguodala would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but would only be rewarded with two points as the Spurs end the first quarter with a huge 30-16 lead.

Things would not get any easier for the home team as the Spurs spark a 32 to 26 run in the second quarter.  During that run, Kawhi Leonard would light the floor up with fourteen points as he shot forty-four percent from the field.  He would jump up to pull down five rebounds as bench player, Manu Ginobili, would drop nine points.  He would shoot seventy-five percent the field, knocking down one three-pointer in the process.  Aldridge would shoot fifty percent from the field as he scores six points and one defensive rebound.  Tony Parker replacement, Patty Mills, would play for eleven minutes just to be held scoreless as Danny Green knocks down a three-pointer.  As for the Oakland team, Curry would start to come alive as he throws up ten points, knocking down two three-pointers in the process.  Former Thunder star, Kevin Durant, would contribute with nine points and two rebounds.  Zaza Pachulia would receive four points, with two of them coming from the charity stripe.  Draymond Green would be held scoreless but would manage to grab one offensive rebound and dish off two assists as the Texas team goes into halftime with a commanding 62-42 lead.

The Golden State Warriors would look to come back as they go on a 39-28 run in the third quarter.  During that run, Stephen Curry would get extremely hot as he drops nineteen points, shooting seventy percent from the field.  Curry would earn twelve of those points from beyond the arc as he grabs four rebounds and gives out three assists.  Durant would put up eight more points to add to his scoring total while shooting thirty-three percent from the field.  Pachulia would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, gaining seven points as a reward.  He would also grab four rebounds as Klay Thompson would be limited to one three-pointer.  Kawhi Leonard would try to keep his Spurs team in it as he shoots a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  He would chalk up eight points, three coming from beyond the arc and the other five coming from the free-throw line.  Aldridge would throw up five points as he knocks down a three-pointer in the process.  Patty Mills would be held scoreless throughout this quarter but it was still the Spurs ahead at the end of the third period, 90 to 81.

The Warriors would continue to crawl back as they go on a 32-21 run in the last quarter, shooting sixty-five percent from the field as a team, limiting the Spurs to thirty-three percent.  Kevin Durant would go off as he drops twelve points, shooting eighty-three percent from the field.  He would nail two three-pointers in the process while grabbing one defensive rebound and throwing out one assist.  Curry would contribute with seven points, knocking down one three-pointer while doing so.  Draymond Green would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, gaining five points in the process.  Bench players Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark would also shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, as well.  Livingston would be rewarded with four points while Clark would only knock down a three-pointer, giving himself three points.  Three-time All Star, Klay Thompson, would play for the entire quarter but would be held scoreless.  He would manage to pull down three defensive rebounds, along with dishing off two assists, though.  On the other end of the court, Aldridge would chalk up six points, shooting only twenty-two percent from the field.  He would be able to grab three rebounds to add to his stat sheet total, though.

With only a minute left in the game, the Warriors would happen to have a 109-106 lead against the Spurs.  Curry would drive in the lane to complete a lay up, giving his Warriors team a five point lead.  Out of a San Antonio Spurs timeout, Manu Ginobili would make a driving dunk to bring his team within four points.  After the dunk, Klay Thompson would turnover the ball as Mills steals it from it, drawing a foul from Thompson.  Mills would head to the free-throw line to knock down both of his foul shots.  With nine seconds left in the game, Curry would drive down to the court and successfully connect for a thirteen-foot jump shot, giving his team a three-point lead.  Thompson would end up fouling Mills again as he heads to the charity stripe to shoot two free-throws.  Mills would make one foul shot and intentionally miss the second one but time would expire as the Golden State Warriors come back to defeat the San Antonio Spurs, 113-111, taking a 1-0 lead in the series.  Stephen Curry would finish with forty points, seven rebounds and three assists.  LaMarcus Aldridge finished with twenty-eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.

The Golden State Warriors defeat the Utah Jazz, completing a 4-0 series sweep

The Golden State Warriors defeat the Utah Jazz, completing a 4-0 series sweep

Last night marked the fourth game between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz in their playoff series.  This series has not been friendly to the Jazz as they lost the first three games, heading into a game that may be their last.  Game 1 would be a victory for the Oakland team as they pull away with a 106 to 94 win.  In that game, Stephen Curry would score twenty-two points, pull down seven rebounds and dish off five assists.  Rudy Gobert would settle for thirteen points, eight rebounds and three assists.  The Warriors would win the second game, as well, handing the Jazz a 115-104 loss.  Kevin Durant would chalk up twenty-five points, eleven rebounds and seven assists.  Gordon Hayward would put up thirty-three points, five rebounds and four assists.  The last game would also be a win for the Warriors as they defeat the Jazz, 102 to 91.  In that game, Kevin Durant would put up thirty-eight points, thirteen rebounds and one assist.  Gordon Hayward would score twenty-nine points, pull down two rebounds and give out six assists.  The Warriors looked to complete a 4-0 series sweep last night inside of the Vinint Smart Home Arena.

The Warriors would start the game off smoking hot in the first quarter as they shoot fifty-seven percent from the field as a team, limiting the Utah Jazz to twenty-four percent.  Stephen Curry would light the floor up with fourteen points, earning six of them from beyond the arc.  Klay Thompson would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, earning eight points in return.  Michigan-native, Draymond Green, would also shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he gathers up seven points.  He would earn three of those seven points from behind the three-point line.  On the other end of the court, Gordon Hayward would knock down two three-pointers to get himself six points.  Rudy Gobert would chalk up four points and two rebounds but it was the Oakland team that ended the first quarter with a 39 to 17 lead.  The Utah team would return the favor with a 35-21 run in the second quarter.  During that run, Dante Exum would come off the bench to put up nine points which included one three-pointer.  Hayward would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, contributing with seven points which would contain one three-pointer.  As for the Warriors, Kevin Durant would come alive for ten points, knocking down a three-pointer in the process.  He would also jump up to grab three rebounds as he shoots fifty-seven percent from the field.  Stephen Curry would be limited to only four points as Green nails a three-pointer, along with three assists.  Klay Thompson would be limitied to only two points as the Warriors enter halftime with a 60-52 lead.

The Golden State team would come out of the locker room to spark a 33 to 27 run in the third quarter.  During that run, Curry would drop nine points, hitting a three-pointer in the process.  He would also collect four rebounds and four assists to go along with it.  Durant would shoot sixty percent from the field to get seven points, including one three-pointer.  JaVale McGee would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, receiving six points as a reward.  On the other end of the floor, Gordon Hayward would try to keep his Jazz team in it as he throws up twelve points, three of them coming from beyond the arc.  Former Hawks player, Shelvin Mack, would light the floor up with eleven points as he shot seventy-five percent from the field.  He would knock down a three-pointer while doing so but it the Warriors who go into the last period with a commanding 93-79 lead.  The visiting team would close things out in the fourth quarter as Thompson would heat up for nine points, knocking down a three-pointer in the process.  Former Jazz player, Ian Clark, would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he collects six points.  Shelvin Mack, Raul Neto and Dante Exum would try to bring the Jazz back as they each put up four points but it was the Golden State Warriors who defeat the Utah Jazz with a 121-95 blowout score, completing a 4-0 series sweep.  Stephen Curry finished with thirty points, five rebounds and seven assists.  Gordon Hayward would finish with twenty-five points, five rebounds and three assists.