The Warriors advanced to a Western Conference finals showdown against either Houston or San Antonio after overcoming a fleeting Utah rally to take the series 4-0 at Salt Lake City's Vivint Smart Home Arena. They easily dispatched the Trail Blazers in Round 1 by an average of 18.0 PPG, which included a stunning 45-point first quarter on the road in Game 4.
Behind 3-0 in the playoff series, the Utah Jazz will fight for their lives in Game Four.
The big question for the National Basketball Association and playoff fans is whether or not the games are worth watching until the Finals if the outcomes seem so predetermined?
Gordon Hayward led Utah with 29 points.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder said Golden State's combination of length and quickness makes things hard. Shut down one component of Golden State's offense and another component instantly kicks into overdrive.
"That allows them the opportunity to do some things that are effective in their ability to switch", Snyder said. The Cavaliers had a lot more hard of a time with the Indiana Pacers in Round 1 than they did with the Toronto Raptors in Round 2. They cover for each other so well. DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 37 points for the Raptors, who will try to avoid a four-game sweep when they host Cleveland on Sunday. A barrier they struggled against last season and who's to say they won't, at least, wobble again. Durant and Draymond Green both received technical fouls in the contest, which, in itself, isn't a big deal.
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The Warriors were forced to rally from a nine-point deficit Saturday and Durant's 38 points got most of the attention.
"He's a young guy, and he'll keep getting better, and we'll keep being demanding of him, as he is of himself", Snyder said. We have a lot going for us. The dominance of the Warriors was shown convincingly in this series.
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Curry picked up right where he left off after an 11-point fourth quarter in Game 3 with a 14-point first quarter. Unfortunately, the Warriors were able to turn the heat back up and push this thing to the end in the second half. Seven total turnovers tied a postseason low.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr remains out after having a spinal cord leak procedure at Duke University on Friday.
This is not to suggest there will be another instant blowout, as was the case in Game 4 of the first-round series against Portland. From there, there are changes and improvements to make, subtractions and additions, beyond relying on the ongoing growth of the players who were not good enough against the Warriors. Hayward and Gobert have played well the past two games, but Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles have regressed from a strong first round against the Los Angeles Clippers.