Warriors Sweep the Blazers, Advance to NBA Finals

Warriors' guard Stephen Curry in 2018. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Golden State Warriors managed to get a 119-117 overtime win in a decisive Game 4 of Western Conference Finals against Portland Trail Blazers and booked a trip to NBA Finals for fifth straight time. Warriors rallied back from a 17-point deficit in the regular time and then managed to keep their composure in overtime to complete the sweep.

Warriors were led by Steph Curry, who scored 37 points and added 13 rebounds and 11 assists to record a triple-double. This was the fifth straight game in the playoffs in which Curry scored 33 or more points. Draymond Green also had a triple-double with 18 points, 11 assists, and 14 rebounds while Klay Thompson added 17 points.

Blazers’ most efficient player was Meyers Leonard, who had 30 points to go with 12 rebounds. Damian Lillard also found his touch and played his best game of the series by providing 28 points and 12 assists while CJ McCollum contributed with 26 points.

While Blazers didn’t manage to win a single game in the series, they proved to be a tough opponent, as they had 15+ lead in three of the four games of the series. Still, Warriors came from behind each time to get a win. The toughness of the series was something that Golden State’s coach Steve Kerr addressed in his post-game conference.

“We had to fight and scrap,” – said Kerr after the game. “In the end, it’s a sweep, but we had to scrap and claw for three of the four victories. This was more difficult than it appeared.”

Warriors will now wait for the winner in Eastern Conference Finals where Milwaukee Bucks have a 2-1 lead over Toronto Raptors.