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From down 25 to up 89 for the series is a 114 point swing! Whoa.

With 7:05 left in the second quarter of Game 1 in the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors were in trouble. The Spurs, off to a blazing hot start, had come roaring out of the gates and slapped the Warriors in the face. A hard, meaningful slap. Right in the kisser. So, with 7:05 left in the second quarter, Kawhi Leonard was fouled by David West. He approached the foul line, sank the first shot. Sank the second. The Warriors were down by 25 points. At home. In Game 1.

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Ginobili had one of the most successful careers we’ve probably ever seen in professional sports, period.

If this is the end for Manu Ginobili — the 39 year old says he’ll take a few weeks to contemplate retirement — it’s been a hell of a ride. The sweet-shooting Argentine lefty left his mark on basketball by being successful at every single stop of his career, perhaps as much as anyone we’ve ever seen in basketball. He may never have been the best player in the NBA, or even the best player on the Spurs, but instead, Ginobili established his legacy another way: He won, and won, and won.

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The Warriors swept the first three rounds of the playoffs as they head back to the NBA Finals for the third straight season.

The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 on Monday night, becoming the first team to ever enter the NBA Finals with a 12-0 playoff record. This will be the third straight Finals appearance for the Warriors, though we don’t yet know for sure who they will face.

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