The Warriors dynasty continues to roll.
Despite being without the services of Kevin Durant throughout the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors were able to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers in incredible fashion. In Game 4 last night, the Warriors came back to win the game 119-117 thanks to 37 points from Steph Curry. The Blazers had the lead for most of the game but ended up storming back for a win that surely demoralized a Blazers team that had a phenomenal run throughout the first two rounds of the postseason.
"It's special," Draymond Green said according to ESPN. "The first since Boston? Yeah, that's special. We've been through a lot. It just wasn't all peaches to get here. We've had our mountains to climb, but for this group to stick together and do the unthinkable, it's special. Nonetheless, our goal was never to make five straight Finals, it's to win. So, our work ain't done yet."
Curry understood that it was important to win Game 4 as they didn't want to have to travel back to Oakland for Game 5. The Warriors leader knew the Blazers were a tough opponent and as he described it, the win showed the Warriors will to win even in the face of adversity.
"I think as much as we've been here, nothing's really new at this point," Curry said. "We still don't take anything for granted. We understand how hard it is to win at this level and we don't want it to end for as long as we can control it. So, a night like tonight where you're up 3-0, they go on a crazy run in the second half, a lot of teams would have said, 'You know what? We'll just get them [in] Game 5, and go home, and rely on our home crowd.'"
The Warriors are now off to their fifth-straight NBA Finals and will await the winner of the series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors.