The Golden State Warriors are heading to the NBA Finals again. Here's a look inside the astounding numbers of their historic achievement:
5. The Warriors are heading to the NBA Finals for the fifth year in a row after Monday's 119-117 overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
2. The Warriors are one of only two teams in NBA history to have played for the championship five consecutive seasons. The Boston Celtics are the other group, having appeared in the Finals 10 straight seasons from 1957-1966 – winning the title nine of those years.
6. The Warriors have completed six sweeps in their dynastic five-season run, including Monday night when they closed out the Blazers in the Western Conference finals.
1. Steph Curry and Draymond Green became the first teammates to each record triple-doubles in an NBA postseason game when they accomplished the feat in Game 4 against the Blazers, per ESPN Stats & Info. Curry had 37-13-11 while Green put up 18-14-11. It was Green's fourth triple-double of these playoffs, and second in a row.
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green have become the first pair of teammates in Postseason history to both record a triple-double in the same game.
34.2. That's the league-high scoring average Kevin Durant was putting up this postseason when he went down in Game 5 against the Houston Rockets with a leg injury.
35.8. That's what Steph Curry has averaged in scoring in the full games since KD was hurt as the Warriors have gone 5-0.
Stephen Curry has his fifth-straight 30-point game, a career-long postseason streak.
99. Monday night marked the Warriors' 99th playoff game in the past five seasons.
75. That's how many wins the Warriors have picked up in the NBA's second season in that time.
3. The Warriors are now four wins away from the NBA's first three-peat since the Shaquille O'Neal/Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers won consecutive titles from 2000-02.
Assuming he's healthy enough to return for the Finals, Durant will be looking to join another exclusive three-time club. He could become just the sixth player to win at least three Finals MVPs, and he could become just the third man to win three consecutively. Shaq and Michael Jordan are the only players who have gone three in a row; of course, His Airness accomplished the feat twice.
10. The Warriors now have 10 days off until the NBA Finals begin on May 30.
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