The Golden State Warriors are rolling. Heading into Game 4 contra a Utah Jazz on Monday night, a Warriors have won 7 true — a longest win strain to start a postseason in authorization history.
Six of a Warriors’ wins have been by double digits, and one of a reasons for their prevalence has been their miss of turnovers.
Not Giving It Away
The Warriors have committed 11.5 turnovers per 100 security this postseason, best in a NBA. That’s a contrariety from a unchanging season, when Golden State ranked 20th with 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions.
After carrying during slightest 8 turnovers in each diversion during a unchanging season, a Warriors have committed 7 turnovers in 3 of their 7 playoff games. That matches their authorization postseason low for a game, that was finished only once before to this year — in Game 4 of a 2015 NBA Finals.
In Game 3 of a Western Conference semifinals opposite a Jazz, a Warriors had 0 second-half turnovers. It was a initial time in a final 20 seasons that Golden State did not dedicate a turnover in a second half of a diversion (regular deteriorate or postseason).
The Warriors are seeking their fourth best-of-seven array brush in authorization history.
If that happens, this will be a second time that dual teams were undefeated entering a discussion finals underneath a stream playoff format (since 1983-84). The Cleveland Cavaliers are undefeated this year entering a East finals.
In 1988-89, a Pistons and Lakers both swept their initial dual opponents and eventually met in a NBA Finals, where a Pistons swept a Lakers.
If a Warriors face a Cavaliers (8-0 this postseason) in a Finals, it would be a initial time in NBA story that a same teams met in a Finals 3 true years.
The Cavaliers might have a tough time reversing a Warriors’ new trend, though; Cleveland ranked final in a NBA in steals this season, and forced 12.6 turnovers per diversion — third-worst in a NBA.