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Curry, Durant shine as Warriors sweep into NBA Finals

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led the way as the Golden State Warriors sealed a clean sweep of the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third- consecutive NBA Finals berth on Monday.Curry scored 36 points and Durant weighed in with 29 as the Warriors powered to a 129-115 win to complete a 4-0 victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals series.

It was the third-consecutive series sweep of the 2017 postseason for the Warriors, who are now 12-0 in the play-offs heading into the finals.

Durant, who attracted controversy after his blockbuster move from Oklahoma City Thunder last year to the Warriors, was delighted to be back in the NBA Finals once again.

The 28-year-old forward, who also pulled down 12 rebounds and contributed four assists, admitted he and Curry had rediscovered their understanding following the mid-season injury that sidelined him for around 20 games.

“Our chemistry is getting better and better and we're going to need it even more whoever we play in the finals,” Durant told an interviewer.

“It's great to be one of the last two teams standing — we'll see what happens,” he said.

Spurs fans, meanwhile bade what, looked like a farewell to 39-year-old Argentinian legend Manu Ginobili, who was given a rousing ovation as he left the court.

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