Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are cherishing this year’s playoff run with the Golden State Warriors after missing out in the past two years.
The Warriors, who booked their spot in the Western Conference Finals with a 4-2 series win over the Memphis Grizzlies, went to five-straight NBA Finals between 2015-19, winning three of them, but have missed out on the playoffs altogether since then amid a raft of injuries.
“It’s unbelievable knowing what we’ve been through these last two years, and six of the last eight we have an opportunity to play for the finals,” Curry said after Golden State’s series-clinching 110-96 win over Memphis on Friday night.
“I think me, Draymond, Klay, Loon [Kevon Looney] we’ve been in this position before. We understand the emotions, the adrenaline, how much you want it, how hard it is.
“Never take it for granted and understand this is what it’s all about, and then for us to have another opportunity to get four more wins and play for a trophy, that’s special.”