The Golden State Warriors advance to the NBA Finals for the sixth time in eight years. Klay Thompson led with 32 points beating the Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Thompson was on fire the whole game. In the first half he had 19 points helping the Warriors get out to a 13-point lead at the half.
“We’re lucky to have the Klay Thompson we know back because we know how good he is.” Draymond Green said.
Andrew Wiggins had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Green had 17 points and Steph Curry had 15 points and nine assists and won the MVP of the series.
Golden State is now 9-0 at home in these playoffs, tying the 2017 team for most consecutive home wins in a single postseason.
Luka Doncic had a slow start to the game going 2 for 10 in the first quarter. He ended the first half with six points and 2 for 12. His worst shooting performance in his postseason career.
By the second half he would find his stroke in the second half and ending the game with 28 points. He had some help with Spencer Dinwiddie dropping 26 points.
The Mavericks cut into a 25-point lead to and cut it to eight in the final minute of the third quarter. In the fourth the Warriors were able to hold them off with timely shots and stops on the defensive end.
The Warriors are the fourth team to advance to the finals for the sixth time in eight years. The other teams are the Chicago Bulls in the 90’s, the Los Angeles Lakers in the 80’s and the Boston Celtics in the 50’s and 60’s.
The Warriors will host the winner of the Eastern Conference finals. Game 1 of the NBA Finals will be June 2.