Draymond Green and Stephen Curry made history in the NBA Playoffs during game four of the Western Conference Finals. They are the first pair of teammates to have triple-doubles in the same game in the NBA Playoffs. Green and Curry accomplished this in a hard physical battle in Portland. Green recorded 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. Then Curry posted 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists. This is Greens second triple-double as he had one in game three. One could say the Warriors overcame adversity or you could say they fought until the end. They should have lost games two and four, yet they won both giving Portland no chance of winning a game in the Conference Finals.

The defending champions won game four and swept the Portland Trail Blazers out of their own stadium. They did this without Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala. Durant has been hurt since the start of the series and Iguodala hurt his calf in the Conference Finals. Golden State struggled without Durant but managed to come together as a team and swept Portland. Portland had a chance in game two until Iguodala stole the ball, the game, and now we can say the series from the Trail Blazers.

The turning point in this series was game two when Portland lost on the road in Oakland. Had they come out victorious they would have had a shot at this series. Nonetheless, the Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Playoffs and showed us they can win with their bench. They don’t need their All-Star players. Then again they showed us that they are beatable and that without Durant they can be defeated or challenged.

It took Golden State two players to have a triple-double in the same game to defeat Portland. That should show a lot to critics and fans. The defending champions are still strong without Durant as they continue to play as a team. In addition, they have their weaknesses, which is they still rely on Curry and Green for all the work. Then, in that case, other players have to step up, which explains why there are close games in these NBA Playoffs. They have to work together as a team, compared to when they have Durant they can move without the ball to get open looks and crash the glass for rebounds. Durant is an All-Star and draws more than one person to defend him. Not only that but he hardly misses and the team feeds off of how he performs in the games. Is this the year the Warriors lose in the NBA Finals?

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