Warriors beat Spurs to reach 3rd straight NBA finals

The Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 on Monday night in Game 4 to complete a sweep on their way to the NBA finals.

The win was Golden State’s 12th straight of this year’s NBA playoffs and they have yet to drop a game through three series so far. By going 12-0 to reach the NBA Finals, the Warriors also broke the previous record for best start in NBA postseason history, which the Los Angeles Lakers set twice with 11-0 runs in 1989 and 2001.

The Warriors, who will be making their third-straight NBA Finals appearance, will now wait on the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.

Boston shocked the Cavs on guard Avery Bradley’s last-second 3-pointer to win 111-108 on Sunday night in Game 3 of their series. Even with the loss, Cleveland’s first in this year’s playoffs, the Cavs still hold a 2-1 lead in the series.

Game 4 is set for Tuesday in Cleveland, and the earliest the Eastern Conference Finals can wrap up is Thursday. That series could run until Memorial Day if it goes a full seven games.

The NBA Finals are set to begin June 1. Golden State, which finished with a league-best 67-15 record this season, has home-court advantage over either Cleveland or Boston.