The Warriors beat the Jazz 121-95 Monday night in Utah to wrap up the series sweep.
Golden State will advance to the Western Conference Finals with a perfect 8-0 record through the first two rounds.
None of this is really a surprise, but I thought Utah would be able to steal at least one game. But nope. That was dumb of me. Maybe it was just my love for the heroic Joe Ingles.
The Warriors did Warriors things, having four players average 14 or more points in the series, led by Kevin Durant’s 24.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 50 percent from the field.
Utah losing George Hill hurt a ton. With Hill, who knows? Maybe Utah is able to steal at least a game. But instead Utah relied on Shelvin Mack and Dante Exum, who shot 37.5 and 41.7 percent from the field, respectively.
The big win for the Warriors is they get plenty of rest before going up against either the Spurs or Rockets in a series that will likely go seven games.
For Utah, the future is plenty bright with young stars like Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert. Plus, Quin Snyder is one heck of a coach. I have a feeling this is just the beginning for the Jazz.
Tonight, we’ve got the Rockets at Spurs in a series all knotted up at 2-2. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on TNT.
I’ll take the Rockets.
Until tomorrow, good friends.