Golden State Warriors win Game 4 and sweep New Orleans Pelicans

April 25, 2015

The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals following tonight’s 109-98 road victory over New Orleans, earning a 4-0 series victory over the Pelicans for their first four-game sweep since the 1975 NBA Finals against Washington.

The Warriors led for a full three quarters en route to a double-digit series-clinching win over New Orleans in Game 4.

After overcoming a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit and hitting a miracle trey in Thursday's thrilling Game 3 overtime victory, sharpshooter and MVP-candidate Stephen Curry once more led the Warriors in Game 4 with 39 points.  Curry went 6-of-8 from three-point range to set an NBA record for most three-pointers in a four-game playoff series (20).

Forward Draymond Green also made his presence felt, putting up 20 points, 10 rebounds, and a playoff-career-high eight assists to become the first NBA player since Tim Duncan in 2003 to record four-straight postseason double-doubles with at least five assists in each game.

In earning their fifth-ever series sweep (second in a best-of-seven series), the Warriors move on to the Western Conference Semis for the second time in three seasons and the third time in the team’s last four playoff appearances, previously completing first round series wins over Denver (2013) and Dallas (2007) to advance to the Semifinals.

The Warriors will host Game 1 of the Semifinals against the winner of the first round series between Memphis and Portland. The earliest the Western Conference Semifinals could begin is next weekend.

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