Without Kawhi Leonard for the third straight game the San Antonio Spurs hoped to extend their season. That notation would fail as the Warriors cruised to a 129-115 win. The Warriors would lead by as much as 22 points and put the nail in the coffin to sweep their third straight series this postseason.
Stephen Curry led all Warriors as he finished with 36 points on 14-of-24 shooting form the field. Kevin Durant makes his second trip to the NBA Finals since 2012 when he face LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Durant finished with 29 points (10-of-13 shooting), and 12 rebounds. Draymond Green finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.
The Spurs were led by Kyle Anderson off the bench with 20 points. Again, unable to find any rhythm San Antonio struggled to find consistent offense without their All-Star Forward Leonard. LaMarcus Aldridge finished the game with eight points and seven rebounds in Game 4.
The Warriors have now become only the second team in the Western Conference to appear in three straight NBA Finals. They join the Los Angeles Lakers as the only other team.
With the uncertainty of Manu Ginobili’s future the AT&T Center chanted his name in the final two minutes as the Argentinian may have taken his last step off the court. As Ginobili was subbed out there was a momentary pause for a standing ovation even from the opposing Warriors.
Golden State will have nine days off as the NBA Finals are not scheduled to start until June 1st.