Golden State Defeats Utah to Sweep Series 4-0
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It's looking more and more like there could be a rematch of last year's NBA championship series matchup between Golden State and Cleveland.
The Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 121-95 Monday evening to sweep their best-of-seven semi-final series 4-0.
Golden State has gone 8-0 in its two playoff series, and so has Cleveland, the team that beat the Warriors for the NBA championship last season.
Golden State awaits the winner of the Houston-San Antonio series and the Cavaliers will wait to see who wins the series between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards.
Stephen Curry scored 30 points to lead the Warriors. Golden State got off to a fast start, and led the Jazz 39-17 at the end of the first quarter after an onslaught from Klay Thompson and Curry. They combined to shoot 6 for 8 in the opening period. Thompson finished with 21 points, Kevin Durant scored 18 and Draymond Green posted his third career postseason triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.