Forward Draymond Green (L) and MVP Stephen Curry (R) laughed themselves to a win over the Memphis Grizzlies and the W. Conference Finals. (Photos by F.D. Purcell)
The Golden State Warriors have had a Cinderella season, one of many record breaking firsts, both memorable and unforgetable but Fridays record would be one that would put a smile on the faces of Warriors fans for many generations to come.
First year head coach Steve Kerr guided the team to its first Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1976 with a 4-2 series win over the Memphis Grizzlies 108-95. The last time that happened Jimmy Carter was president and disco was king.
Steph Curry finished with 32-points, 10 assists, and his 'Splash' brother Klay Thompson tallied in with 20-points, 8 rebounds. Curry was also 8-14 3pt FG and made a crowd silencing half court shot to end the 3rd quarter, his first as a professional believe it or not.
'Just chuck it up, and it looked good the whole way. So it was kind of fun to see that one go in,' said Curry of his 62-foot shot 3-point shot.
Their length at the wing gave us trouble all series,' said Memphis head coach Dave Joerger who lost three straight to Golden State after leading the series 2-1.
Warriors first year head coach Steve Kerr has three days to allow his guys rest up before the final Western series.
'Each step you have to sit back and reflect a bit, we have a couple of days to do so,' said Kerr who has championship rings with Chicago and San Antonio.
The team with the best record in the league all season Golden State (67-15) will host Games 1 and 2 against the winner of the Rockets - Clippers series this Tuesday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m. at Oracle Arena.
Single game tickets for the first three Warriors home games are currently on sale. Should the Warriors sell out tickets may still be purchased through the Warriors official resale marketplace, where season ticketholders and other fans resell tickets that are guaranteed by the Warriors organization.
Sonya Curry, mother of Steph celebrates after one of his 3- point shots.
Below is the schedule for the 2015 Western Conference Finals. Location for Games 3, 4 and 6 will be announced after the opponent is determined tomorrow.
GAME DAY, DATE TIME (PDT) LOCATION TV/RADIO
GAME 1 Tuesday, May 19 6:00 p.m. Oracle Arena ESPN / KTCT 1050 & ESPN Radio
GAME 2 Thursday, May 21 6:00 p.m. Oracle Arena ESPN / KNBR 680 & ESPN Radio
GAME 3 Saturday, May 23 6:00 p.m. TBD ESPN / KTCT 1050 & ESPN Radio
GAME 4 Monday, May 25 6:00 p.m. TBD ESPN / KNBR 680 & ESPN Radio
GAME 5* Wednesday, May 27 6:00 p.m. Oracle Arena ESPN / KNBR 680 & ESPN Radio
GAME 6* Friday, May 29 6:00 p.m. TBD ESPN / KTCT 1050 & ESPN Radio
GAME 7* Sunday, May 31 6:00 p.m. Oracle Arena ESPN / KNBR 680 & ESPN Radio
If necessary, of the seven-game Conference Finals series. All games during the Western Conference Finals will begin at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
ESPN will have exclusive television coverage of the entire Western Conference Finals series. On the radio side, coverage of the series will be split between KTCT 1050 (Games 1, 3, 6) and KNBR 680 (Games 2, 4, 5, 7), with Warriors play-by-play man Tim Roye once again joined by color analyst Tom Tolbert on the call. In addition to the local coverage, every game of the Conference Finals will also be heard nationally on ESPN Radio.
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