Warriors sweep Jazz, stay perfect

Fans reach for Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry center as he leaves the court after Game 4 of the NBA basketball second-round playoff series Monday

Fans reach for Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry center as he leaves the court after Game 4 of the NBA basketball second-round playoff series Monday

The play summarised Golden State's night as their strong defence helped them brush aside Utah 121-95 to advance to the NBA's Western finals. He aggravated the injury while trying to warm up for Friday's Game 3. More than once, the Jazz passed up an open look simply to throw it back outside and get a halfcourt set started. Still, after his performance in Game 4, it seems like Chef is "A" ok.

The natural follow-up question is what does that say about the Jazz and the Trail Blazers, whom Golden State swept in the first round, if the Warriors are winning by even larger margins?

In fairness, no team is expected to beat the Warriors in a series this postseason.

There is nothing like hype in a much-anticipated return bout for last year's finalists. In comparison, the Raptors fared far better, as they managed to spend a solid 26 minutes and four seconds on top of the Cavaliers on the scoreboard and lost a mere three of their four games by double digits.

This series was a microcosm of trends readily seen around the National Basketball Association. The Warriors four turnovers, and they shot 12 of 21 from the floor and 12 of 12 from the foul line.

Utah had a tough decision to make all series.

The Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz Game 4 kicks off at 9:00 p.m. When Steph sees something, he tells me. "I knew it was kind of coming back". "I think that's what starts our defensive intensity - it starts with him". "That's the funnest time of year from me".

James leads Cavs sweep Pacers into second round
Superstar forward, LeBron James was, once again, the star of the game. "Every game has a different challenge, like tonight". While Harden was five-of-16 from the field for 16 points, Nene led the high-flying Rockets on the road. "They were awesome.

The Golden State Warriors is an 8.5-point road favorite, per odds at OddsShark.com.

The Utah Jazz are a bunch of tools. The ability to play big, the ability to play small, multiple ball-handlers, myriad ways to attack a mismatch on offense, or thwart one on defense. All the sudden, they felt good but they weren't falling.

And then in 2012, the Warriors landed Draymond Green in the 35th spot - after the Mavericks already had made three selections (Jared Cunningham, Bernard James and Jae Crowder). George Hill was left out in the rain, Rudy Gobert was a little rusty, but the problem was the problem itself. Sometimes there are things you just can't fix, no matter what's in the tool box.

The Warriors eliminated the Utah Jazz in a sweep Monday night and are 8-0 in the postseason for the first time in franchise history. Curry scored 30 points in only 15 shot attempts.

After making several comments on just about every topic in the league on Monday, Draymond Green made sure to back it up with his play. That continued in Utah but his offense was also at its peak. The guy who hasn't sacrificed [redacted] has not been the same player in the playoffs. But Green was inconsistent with his shot this season.

"I like watching a good game, not even necessarily that it's going to be a close game". Lowry averaged career bests of 22.4 points, 7.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game this season. He can quickly turn things around. The 2017 Western Conference Finals will begin on either Sunday, May 14 or Tuesday, May 16. They haven't had their "Klay Thompson Game" yet.

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