Golden State beat the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, a game that saw the Warriors hold a 10-point lead late in the third quarter and put the Spurs on the brink of elimination.
The Warriors led 51-48 entering the fourth, but the Spurs got a pair of 3-pointers from Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills, and then a fast-break layup by Tim Duncan gave the Warriors a 57-48 lead.
The Spurs’ Kevin Durant and Tim Duncan scored 11 points apiece for the Warriors, who outrebounded the Spurs 24-19, while Kawhi finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
The game was a rematch of the 2016 Western Conference finals, with the Warriors coming out on top.
The teams split the last two games of the regular season, and Golden State defeated the Spurs in six games in San Antonio.
The Golden State team won the championship by beating the San Diego Clippers in five games in 2016.
Golden State Warriors lead, 29-25, in fourth quarter after Patty Mills makes 3-pointer in overtime.
pic.twitter.com/6zVpNXpvKW — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 16, 2021 The Warriors won the series in seven games.
Golden State’s last championship came in 2019, when the team took the Warriors to six games.