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LOS ANGELES, USA – Stephen Curry and Draymond Green both posted triple-doubles to power the Golden State Warriors to a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers and into a fifth straight NBA Finals.
The duo became the first teammates in league history to have triple-doubles in the same post-season game as Curry finished with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, while Green had his second straight triple-double with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. (READ: West champs: Warriors punch 5th straight NBA Finals ticket)
Rallying yet again from 17 points down, the two-time defending NBA champions completed a comeback against the Blazers for the third straight game to complete a four-game sweep of the best-of-seven Western Conference finals on Monday, May 20 (Tuesday, May 21, Philippine time). (READ: Warriors still the comeback kids: 'We find a way')
The only other team to reach 5 straight NBA Finals was the Boston Celtics, when they went to a record 10 in a row from 1957 to 1966. (READ: 'I hope it doesn't go unnoticed,' Kerr on Warriors' historic romp)
The Warriors will battle for the title starting on May 30 against either the Milwaukee Bucks or Toronto Raptors, aiming to become the first team since the Los Angeles Lakers of 2000, 2001 and 2002 to become three-peat champions. – With a report from Agence France-Presse