It’s not exactly a surprise, but it’s certainly worth celebrating. The Golden State Warriors are headed back to the Western Conference Finals after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 to win their second round series 4-1.
The Dubs have made the Conference Finals every year since Steve Kerr took over as head coach, meaning this will be their fourth consecutive appearance. They’ve won the previous three times, compiling a highly impressive record of 12-4 along the way.
Golden State will meet the Houston Rockets, who earlier in the day defeated the Utah Jazz to win their series 4-1. The two teams met in the Conference Finals in 2015, when the Dubs won in five games. They also beat the Rockets in five games in the 2016 opening round, so it’s safe to say James Harden will be highly motivated.
The Warriors are good enough that any result short of a championship will be considered something of a disappointment. Still, that shouldn’t keep us from celebrating a pretty awesome achievement that none of us would have believed possible a decade ago. And what better way than with highlights?!
Somebody help Steph put his hand down pic.twitter.com/MyKx70gDlz— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 9, 2018
Durant got everyone off their feet pic.twitter.com/1VvIxKnUxN— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 9, 2018
This team is pretty darn good, I’d say.