Warriors Sweep Spurs in West Boston Remains Alive in East NBA Finals

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The Golden State Warriors have swept the San Antonio Spurs, posing a 12 – 0 record through the first three rounds of the NBA Playoffs.

In so doing, they have become the first team to advance this far without losing one solitary playoff game. They now get to rest as they await the outcome of the Eastern Conference series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics kept it mildly interesting by beating the Cavaliers in game three, a game in which LeBron James put up numbers more like those one would expect of Andrew Bogut, not Super Man.

Golden State, not that they needed it, was helped by playing against the Greg Popovich-led Spurs that was injury depleted, as is often the case in the NBA, where an 82 game regular season means that teams have to adapt to missing players at various points.

Aussie Patty Mills, thrust into a starting role when Tony Parker damaged his knee so severely against the Houston Rockets that he was lost for the series, failed to make the most of his opportunity to showcase his skills as he prepares to go off-contract with the Spurs.

Mills’ lack of productivity when he filled in for Parker could cost him dearly, although it is likely that he will still command Dellavedova-like funds with his next contract.