Golden State Warriors breezed into their third NBA Finals in a row with a 129-115 win over San Antonio Spurs.
Stephen Curry’s 36 points and 29 from Kevin Durant helped the Oakland-based team complete a 4-0 clean sweep in their best-of-seven Western Conference finals.
They will now face defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics, with the Cavaliers leading the Eastern Conference finals 2-1.
The NBA Finals start on 1 June.
In completing their 4-0 series win at the AT&T Center in Texas, Golden State also became the first side to record three clean sweeps in the play-offs.
“Going 12-0 is great, but it doesn’t mean anything going into the next series, and we have to understand that,” Curry said.
Acting coach Mike Brown believes his side, who blew a 3-1 lead in last year’s best-of-seven finals, can still improve.
“To get to our ultimate goal of winning the whole thing, we’ve got to be better on both ends of the floor,” he said.