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Golden State is the first team to reach the NBA Finals three years in a row since the Los Angeles Lakers did so from 2008 through 2010. The Spurs were up by 23 points when he went down in the third quarter of Game 1, and were outscored by 87 points in the three and a half games that followed. The Spurs stayed within striking distance for much of the night and even turned a 22-point deficit into a 10-point one late in the third quarter, but big buckets by Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry silenced the crowd.
Mills and Ginobili have become two of San Antonio's most beloved players.
The NBA Finals' game one will be at the Warriors' Oracle Arena on June 1. They got buckets from Kyle Anderson (20 points off the bench) and 15 from Manu Ginobili in what may have been his final National Basketball Association game (he got the start, and the crowd erupted when he was taken out near the end).
Ginobili said he will sit down with his wife Marianela in three weeks and make a decision on whether he will play another season. "He was phenomenal this series".
The Spurs also ruled center/forward David Lee out on Monday due to a left knee injury.
Most Turnovers: 9, James Harden, Houston, Second Round Game ‥5 vs. San Antonio May 9; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, First Round Game ‥1 vs. Houston, April 16. His ability to open up lanes for the other shooters on the floor allowed Golden State to take a commanding lead while the Spurs tried to find their offense.
So, yes, I'm just happy that the Warriors have gotten to this point for a third consecutive time - this is beyond anything I ever imagined for this franchise back when just winning 20 games was a struggle.
Ginobili finished with 15 points in 32 minutes. Warriors starting centre Zaza Pachulia missed his second straight game with a bruised right heel.
Spurs: Ginobili had come off the bench in 55 straight playoff games prior to his start in Game 4. Not only did they go undefeated, but they had the highest margin of victory of any team entering the Finals in National Basketball Association history, beating their opponents this postseason by an average of 16.3 points.