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Golden touch: Warriors perfect during historic run to NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors players pose around their trophy for winning the Western Conference finals following their 129-115 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. They’ll meet either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals.
Golden State Warriors players pose around their trophy for winning the Western Conference finals following their 129-115 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. They’ll meet either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. The Associated Press

The Golden State Warriors are on a historic run.

With a 129-115 victory over the Spurs on Monday in San Antonio, the Warriors became the first team in league history to reach the NBA Finals with a 12-0 record.

They’re the third team to make it to the championship round undefeated, but when the Los Angeles Lakers did it in 1987 and 2001, the first round was a best-of-five format, meaning the Lakers were 11-0 when they made it.

The Warriors have also swept the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz this postseason.

Golden State has put up eye-popping numbers along the way. Here’s a look at some of those statistics.

BY THE NUMBERS

A statistical look at the Golden State Warriors’ postseason run:

0: Losses during this year’s playoffs.

2: Smallest margin of victory this postseason (113-111 in Game 1 vs. San Antonio, May 14).

3: Teams to reach the NBA Finals undefeated. The Warriors join the Los Angeles Lakers of 1987 and 2001.

3: Consecutive NBA Finals appearances for the Warriors.

6.5: Draymond Green’s assist average to lead the team this postseason.

8: Draymond Green’s rebounding average to lead the team this postseason.

9: Rest days the Warriors will have before the NBA Finals begin on June 1.

12: Wins for the Warriors. They are the first 12-0 team to make it to the Finals.

16.3: The Warriors’ average margin of victory in the playoffs.

28.5: Stephen Curry’s scoring average to lead the team this postseason.

36: Largest margin of victory this postseason (136-100 in Game 2 vs. San Antonio, May 16).

48: 3-pointers made this postseason by Curry. That’s four per game.

81: Fewest points given up by the Warriors in a playoff game (Game 2 vs. Portland, April 19).

118.3: The Warriors’ scoring average this postseason.

124.5: The Warriors’ scoring average against San Antonio.

136: Most points scored in a playoff game this season (Game 2 vs. San Antonio, May 16).

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