For the 5th straight year, the Golden State Warriors are going to the NBA finals. This means that even before I started high school, they were there. They’ve been an unbeatable team in the playoffs, and it doesn’t look like anyone is going to stop them soon.
The Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers, 4-0 on Monday night. This was done without superstar Kevin Durant, who gives them at least 35 points per game in the playoffs. If they swept the Blazers without Durant, this makes them even scarier than when they had Durant. People forget that the Warriors went 73-9 back in the 2015-2016 season, when Durant was still with the Oklahoma City Thunder. These last wins reminded everyone that Steph Curry and Klay Thompson can still carry a team.
Of course, Durant will be needed for the NBA Finals which start May 30th. They’ll be facing off against the winner of the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors. In my opinion, the Blazers should’ve never made it to the Western Conference Finals, especially since in games two, three, and four they were up by double digits. The Warriors pulled off huge comebacks in all three games, and won all of them. I think the Warriors will win the championship regardless of who they face, which would make it their fourth title in the past five years. Stay tuned to see if Curry and the Warriors can add a fourth championship ring to their jewelry collection.
By Angel Brito, Senior, Lane Tech