Why Golden State will be Crowned in Gold



Stephen Curry basks in the glow of the Golden State Warriors' NBA championship parade alongside his wife Ayesha and daughter Riley in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Friday, June 19, 2015. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Matthew Leto, Staff Writer

The Golden State Warriors are the NBA’s returning champions. The Warriors dominated the regular season, breaking the single-season record and besting the 95-96 Bull’s record that had been previously set twenty years ago.

The Warriors are led by the league’s reining MVP Steph Curry, who is likely to be the recipient of the award once again. In addition, Curry won the scoring title averaging 30.1 points per game.

The Warriors have blown by the Rockets in 5 games. However, Curry suffered a grade 1 knee sprain in game 3 and was sidelined until game 4 in the conference semi-finals, when he came off the bench.  The Warriors currently have a 3-1 series lead in the conference semi-finals against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Warriors had a strong contributor with Klay Thompson scoring 27.0 points per game. While Curry has only played in three games in the playoffs, Curry scored 40 points off the bench, scoring 17 in the Warriors overtime victory.

The Warriors will be placed with either the Oklahoma City Thunder or the San Antonio Spurs in the next round. The Warriors will have home field advantage for the reminder of the playoffs. The Thunder would be the easier opponent for the Warriors to play, as they easily won the season series 3-0.

A potential Spurs-Warriors game would give fans the match they have awaited since the season began. The Warriors and Spurs have been the two best teams in the entire season with impressive home records. The Spurs were 40-1 and the Warriors were 39-2.

A likely re-match between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be an exciting finals match-up. The finals will once again will see LeBron James fail, and Curry and the Warriors will be crowned once again. The Warriors offense, self-less style of play, and copious 3-pointers will prevail the Warriors as Back-to-Back champions.