SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors are four wins from their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals - and likely a third straight showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With four All-Stars, including two MVPs, it's not hard to see why.
The Warriors eliminated the Utah Jazz in a sweep Monday night and are 8-0 in the postseason for the first time in franchise history. The Cavaliers, coincidentally, also swept their first two opponents.
For Golden State, the games mostly haven't been close. Only one victory, Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, was decided by fewer than 11 points, and the Warriors never trailed in three of the four games against Utah. The trio of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green has been consistently dominant, and Golden State's elite length and athleticism on defense have been stifling.
"We are mostly impressed with how we are playing our brand of basketball," Green said. "We really imposed our will on the other team. That's big. In the playoffs, you let a team get in a groove and it's hard to win games like that.