Some call it luck, others call it destiny, a few call it skill. Call it whatever you want, for the 5th straight year the Warriors head to the NBA Finals after dominating the NBA Western Conference.
Del Curry’s oldest son Steph Curry and the defending NBA Champions made short work of Damian Lillard, Seth Curry, and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Sweep of Portland puts them in prime position to win a coveted 3-Peat. Golden State won defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
History in the Warriors’ Sweep
Steph Curry and the Warriors made history in several ways during the Warriors’ Sweep of the Trail Blazers.
After sweeping the Trail Blazers 4-0 in NBA Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors became only the second team in the NBA to appear in five consecutive NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics are the only other team in NBA History to accomplish that feat. Boston appeared in 10 consecutive finals from 1957 – 1966, winning 9 NBA titles during that span. Golden State is clinched the Western Conference Title defeating Portland 119-117 in overtime Monday Night in Portland.
This is the sixth time in the last five seasons that Steph Curry and the Warriors have swept a team to advance in the NBA Playoffs.
Steph Curry and Draymond Green became the first teammates to each record triple-doubles in an NBA postseason game when they accomplished the feat in Game 4 against the Blazers, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Seth and Steph Curry whose father Dell Curry also played in the NBA became the first brothers in NBA history to go head to head in a Conference Finals game.
Papa and Momma Curry flip for their kids
Dell and Sonya Curry, the NBA hoopers’ parents had a bit of fun with the historic first. The two reportedly flipped a coin to determine who would root for and wear what jersey at each game. On the end the Currys opted for dual sided jerseys each sporting a jersey representing each son.
Unfortunately for the Trail Blazers, mom is gonna be momma regardless of what jersey she has on. Sonya was supposed to leave the cheering for Steph and the Warriors to Dell but her mom instincts took over. Regardless of what jersey she displayed on the front side momma Curry cheered for both her sons every time they touched the ball.
The Warriors will get some much needed rest while they wait for the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. Both Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins have missed games recently due to injury. The break will give the Warriors a chance to get healthy. The Milwaukee Bucks lead the Toronto Raptor 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Game 4 of that series is Tuesday.