Blurry-Eye Warriors Return Home To Prepare For Finals

The Warriors also dramatically improved their team by signing former NBA MVP Kevin Durant in the offseason.

"We were the better team but they did win". We were bad good a year ago.

Acting coach Mike Brown has done as good of a job as you can ask, going 10-0 in his tenure during the playoffs. "Whatever it takes, our players are ready". We wanted to come out and close it out on the road and the guys have been just focused and energised from the beginning, and we're going to need that from the very start in the next series.

The Olympics had in reality served as the beginning stages for this Warriors season. This experience allowed them to go into training camp with a somewhat established chemistry rooted in winning.

The 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs have not been all that competitive, and the dominance of the Golden State Warriors has a lot to do with that.

After blowing a 3-1 series lead in last year's Finals, you know that Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are highly motivated to redeem themselves this year.

May 22, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) leaves the court after game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center.

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Spurs leading scorer Kawhi Leonard will not play Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors with San Antonio on the brink of elimination.

Durant added 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Warriors - champions in 2015 - reached the Finals for a third year in succession.

This is where their next installment of dominance came in. The Dubs posted an NBA-best 67-15 record, topped the league in points per game (115.9), offensive rating (115.6), field goal percentage (49.5%), and assists per game (30.4), and finished with the second-best defensive rating in the game at 104.0.

Ginobili got a huge ovation from the home crowd late in the game as the Warriors pulled away and capped off the series sweep.

The Game 4 loss in the NBA Western Conference Finals to the Golden State Warriors featured several moments that indicated the career of the 39-year-old baller could be coming to a close.

In the end, the Warriors have possibly sent Ginobili and his Hall of Fame career out with a clean sweep that again was a mixture of fortune and dominance. Now that they've convincingly earned their third consecutive trip to the Finals, the Dubs appear even more prepared to take back their crown as the NBA's best.

  • Lawrence Cooper