Is Manu Ginobili a Hall of Famer?

Stephen Curry soars for a layup as Manu Ginobli can only watch

San Antonio's season came to an abrupt end when they were swept by Golden State in the conference finals.

“We all know, obviously, who were going to play, ” Curry said.

The Golden State Warriors have returned to The Finals for the third straight season. The NBA Finals begins June 1 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Spurs GM R.C. Buford told ESPN's Zach Lowe that Ginobili's willingness to come off the bench helped create a culture in San Antonio.

It's no surprise that arguably the best Warriors team in franchise history just achieved the greatest accomplishment in National Basketball Association postseason history ahead of next week's Finals. "That was the whole reason for starting him". Popovich was not sure if it would be his player's last game and he wanted Ginobili to be honored by the home fans for all his selflessness during his 15 years with the team.

If that isn't enough, the Warriors are also averaging a playoff-best 118.3 points per game, connecting on 38.9% from three-point range, and leading the playoffs in assists per game (27.8), steals per game (9.2), and field goal percentage (50.2%).

"Don't get me wrong, we appreciate this opportunity".

The Spurs were missing Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, and David Lee.

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Even though Smith called Durant disrespectful, arrogant and dismissive of fans, Durant spent time before Game 4 signing autographs and posing for photos with fans in San Antonio. "I'm a Manu Ginobili fan, and when you kind of sense the moment, obviously you don't know what's in his future, but the crowd's going insane for him", Durant said. The Golden State Warriors then unceremoniously crushed the Spurs in Games 2 and 3. Without his defense on one end and shot creation on the other the Spurs could not match up. Yet, that's exactly what Golden State is doing through the first three rounds of the 2017 postseason. Popovich announced his All-Star forward would not play about two hours prior to tipoff. Murray's four steals in the first half tied Ginobili's franchise record for most steals in a playoff game.

According to the Mercury News' Marcus Thompson, Lacob had this to say when asked if he had a preferred Finals opponent. "I went when I was 23-years-old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship".

“We feel like we can play better, ” said Brown, who is filling in on the sideline for an injured Steve Kerr.

"Our chemistry is getting better and better", Durant said after the game.

The game hung around the 10-point era until an 11-0 Warriors run midway through the second quarter.

Durant added 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Warriors - champions in 2015 - reached the Finals for a third year in succession.

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