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    Warriors first-ever team to enter NBA Finals on a 12-0 playoff run after disposing of Spurs

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    May 23, 2017
    With five triples, Stephen Curry hiked his postseason three-point baskets to 295, passing Kobe Bryant, who had 292, for fifth place on the list of playoff treys made. AP

    THE Golden State Warriors completed a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals with a 129-115 victory on Monday in San Antonio (Tuesday, Manila time).

    The Warriors are the first ever team to enter the NBA Finals with a 12-0 mark with sweeps of the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round and the Utah Jazz in the conference semifinals.

    The 1989 and 2001 Los Angeles Lakers also entered the Finals unbeaten, going 11-0 when the first round was still a best-of-five affair.

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    The Warriors, in the NBA Finals for the third straight year, await the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between the top-seeded Boston Celtics and No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs lead the series 2-1.

    Golden State took control early, with Steph Curry scoring 18 of his 36 points in the first half.

    Kevin Durant also had 18 points in the first two quarters and finished with29.

    With five triples, Curry hiked his postseason three-point baskets to 295, passing Kobe Bryant, who had 292, for fifth place on the NBA list of playoff treys made.

    Cavaliers star LeBron James is fourth on the list at 314. Ray Allen tops the list at 385, followed by Reggie Miller at 320 and Manu Ginobili at 317.

    It was a tough exit for the Spurs, who lost Tony Parker to ruptured quadriceps tendon in the conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.

    Kawhi Leonard later also exited the playoffs, aggravating an ankle injury in a controversial opening game against the Warriors.

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    Manu Ginobili started and delivered 15 points in what could be his last NBA game.

    Kyle Anderson came off the bench to score 20, while Patty Mills added 14 for San Antonio.

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    With five triples, Stephen Curry hiked his postseason three-point baskets to 295, passing Kobe Bryant, who had 292, for fifth place on the list of playoff treys made. AP
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