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May 21, 2019

The Golden State Warriors eked out a 119-117 overtime win over Portland on Monday, sweeping the Trail Blazers 4 games to 0 in the NBA Western Conference finals. Monday's win sends the Warriors to their fifth consecutive NBA Finals. They have a week to rest before facing either the Toronto Raptors or the Milwaukee Bucks, and they hope to have one or both injured stars, Kevin Durant or Andre Iguodala, back in the game by then. The Bucks lead the Eastern Conference series 2-1, and Game 4 is Tuesday.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Draymond Green became the first teammates in NBA history to each get triple-doubles in a playoff game — Curry had 37 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists; Green, 18 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists. The Blazers were playing in their first conference finals since 2000. Peter Weber

May 26, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics in Boston on Thursday night, 135-102, sending them to the NBA Finals — where, for the third straight year, they'll face off against the Golden State Warriors. This is the first "threematch," or rematch of a rematch, in NBA history, though there won't be a threepeat — the Warriors won in 2015 and Cleveland came back from a 3-1 deficit to win last year. Cavs star LeBron James has more impressive bragging rights — this will be his seventh consecutive trip to the Finals, and eighth overall. Game 1 will be on June 1, and the teams seem pretty evenly matched: Golden State has a better record, but in the two times they faced each other in the regular season, each team took one game. Peter Weber

May 23, 2017

The Golden State Warriors are heading to their third straight NBA Finals, after completing a four-game sweep of the San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 win in San Antonio on Monday night. The Warriors, who haven't lost a playoff game since Game 7 of last year's finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, are the first team in NBA history to start the playoffs with a 12-0 record. Stephen Curry scored 36 points for the Warriors, while Kyle Anderson led the injury-plagued Spurs with 20 points; Spurs great Manu Ginobili, who notched 15 points in what is likely his final NBA game, got a standing ovation when he walked off the court in the fourth quarter.

The Cavs are facing the Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Tuesday, with a 2-1 series lead, and if they prevail, the Warriors and Cavs would be the first teams to face each other for three consecutive finals. Peter Weber

May 31, 2016

The Golden State Warriors completed their NBA Western Conference Finals comeback on Monday night, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 to set up a face-off with LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for a second year in a row. Warriors guard Steph Curry notched 36 points, plus eight assists and five rebounds, while Klay Thompson scored 21 points, while the Golden State defense muted the Thunder. Kevin Durant had a pretty good night, scoring 27 points, but his team shot just 38 percent overall. The Warriors are only the 10th NBA team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in a seven-game series. Peter Weber

April 14, 2016

The Golden State Warriors are trying to become the first NBA team to win 73 games in a regular season on Wednesday night, and they are well on their way, leading the Memphis Grizzlies in the fourth quarter. But guard Stephen Curry already hit a new mark of greatness: With 11:16 left in the third quarter, he sank his 400th 3-pointer of the season, crushing the previous record — also held by Curry — of 286.

A Canadian hockey fan put that in perspective:

After Curry hit his 400th 3-pointer — and he wasn't done for the game — he turned and saluted the crowd. Peter Weber

June 5, 2015

LeBron James scored 44 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday night, but it wasn't enough to beat the surging Golden State Warriors, who won in overtime, 108-100. Warriors guard Steph Curry scored 26 points. The Cavs are trying to get their first ever NBA championship, and the first title for any Cleveland team in 51 years; the Warriors haven't won a championship since 1975. Game 2 will be on Sunday, also in Oakland. Peter Weber

May 28, 2015

On Wednesday night in Oakland, the Golden State Warriors sealed their first trip to the NBA finals since 1975, beating the Houston Rockets 104 to 90. The Warriors started out shakily, trailing Houston at the end of the first quarter, but they pulled ahead for good in the fourth quarter, led by Harrison Barnes, who scored 13 of his 24 points in the final period alone. Stephen Curry scored 26 points for the Warriors.

The Warriors will face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first game of the NBA finals on June 4. Peter Weber

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