Warriors Beat Spurs to Reach NBA Finals

The series loss for the Spurs is the first time the team had reached the Western Conference Finals, since winning the title in 2014. Ginobili got a curtain call from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and the cheering and chanting continued until he left the floor for good.

Manu Ginobili (left) in the Nike Zoom KD 9 "Oreo" guarding Stephen Curry.

San Antonio didn't go down without a fight despite the injuries. And since his arrival, he's been nothing short of stellar. He put his ego deep inside his locker before every game to come off San Antonio's bench and that produced a bond with current Spurs teammate Tony Parker retired Tim Duncan that produced four National Basketball Association titles.

San Antonio Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili walked off the AT&T Center Monday evening to a standing ovation, signalling the possible end to an illustrious career that last 14 years.

The Warriors outscored the Spurs by 85 points in the series after Kawhi Leonard suffered a sprained ankle in Game 1 with 7:52 remaining in the third quarter and San Antonio leading 78-55.

"I do feel like I can still play, but that's not way is going to make me retire or not", Ginobili said.

Kyle Anderson led the Spurs with 20 points from the bench. One is to keep playing in this league at this age, enjoying every day, playing the sport I still love.

I asked Durant: Do you feel like this right here is a fulfillment of nearly everything you hoped to achieve by signing with the Warriors last summer?

The San Antonio Spurs were no match for the Golden State Warriors.

It was also an up-and-down postseason for Ginobili, who didn't score in the first four games he played but finished with three vintage performances in his last four games.

"Don't get me wrong, we appreciate this opportunity". Throughout the regular season, we saw many glimpses and stretches of the arsenal, but in the playoffs, they have unleashed a full on attack on their opponents.

But Durant says the joy of this season, and the cumulative march to this point, has been the proof of his decision.

The Spurs came up short of a championship this year. With the Cleveland Cavaliers balling in the East, we could be heading towards a third straight Cavalier-Warrior clash in the Finals as well. "Overall, I think we've done a great job locking in on the defensive side, trying to take away team's No. 1 option". This series, I played better.

  • Angelo Rivera