The experience was the source of confidence for the Golden State Warriors even when they were up against the up starting Portland Trail Blazers.
No matter how far they were on the scoreboard, they had been through enough to think of it as much.
Draymond Green said, “We just really understand as to how much we are capable of on both ends of the basketball match. We have never got out of a fight and that is always our mindset.”
On Monday night, Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by 119-117 in the Game 4 of the Western Conference finals to move into the NBA finals for the fifth time in a row.
The 2-time defending NBA champions were able to overcome the huge point’s deficit in their last two games against the Trail Blazers, which is the first time for them since the NBA playoffs of 2000.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with his 37 points along with 12 rebounds and 11 assists while Draymond Green scored 18 points along with 14 rebounds and 11 assists which included a key 3-pointer he made during the OT.
With this, Curry and Green are the only teammates in the history of NBA playoffs to have triple-doubles in the same game.
Warriors will now wait to play in the NBA finals against the winner of the Eastern Conference finals which is being played between Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. Bucks are currently leading the series by 2-1 with the Game 4 being due on Tuesday night.
Warriors who were playing with their star player Kevin Durant along with DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala have become the first team to make it to their 5th NBA finals since the Boston Celtics who made it 10 times in a row from the year 1957 to 1966.
Damian Lillard was leading the Raptors on Monday night with his 28 points, along with 12 assists despite him suffering from separated ribs.