Curry, Durant say Warriors' ideal record counts for nothing yet


Golden State were 129-115 winners against San Antonio on Monday for a 4-0 series victory in the Western Conference finals.

The three-time defending Western Conference champions have started these playoffs a flawless 12-0, joining the 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers as the only teams in National Basketball Association history to enter the Finals undefeated.

"We all know, obviously, who we're going to play", Curry said.

The NBA Finals' game one will be at the Warriors' Oracle Arena on June 1.

With the end a possibility for the 39-year-old Ginobili, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich put his veteran in the starting lineup for the first time this campaign.

"I started him tonight out of respect".

"He kind of worked us pretty good these four games", said Draymond Green, who had 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors. "I don't think he needs that". "But one thing about it, he's definitely not a liability on the floor". They won the last three games by a combined 62 points, but San Antonio shouldn't hang its head.

Golden State outshot the Spurs 55.8 percent to 42.3 percent, had 53 rebounds to San Antonio's 41 and dominated despite 17 turnovers that led to 22 San Antonio points.

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“I think our defensive intensity has been awesome, ” Green said.

But even the added rest may not be enough for Kerr, who told ESPN after Tuesday's win that he's still "day by day". Golden State held San Antonio, Utah and Portland to 102 points and averaged 9.2 steals per game.

Ginobili wasn't a 20 points-per-game scorer throughout his career, but his resume speaks for itself. While addressing his potential retirement, Ginobili said he got the feeling that the Spurs fans gathered at the arena and television analysts wanted him to hang up the boots. "The opponent was better than us, and in this case, way better than us".

The short-handed Spurs fought hard once again without Kawhi Leonard, but their season comes to an end and now the questions begin, specifically about Ginobili's future. Popovich announced his All-Star forward would not play about two hours prior to tipoff. Durant missed two games against the Blazers in the first round.

Warriors owner Joe Lacob pledged his support to his friend and coach.

"We need a chance to go in there and prove that", said Lacob. “I went when I was 23-years-old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship.

"I do feel like I can still play, but that's not way is going to make me retire or not", Ginobili said.