Five defensive plays that helped Warriors build championship dynasty
Andre strips LeBron to seal Game 3 of 2017 NBA Finals
After a 9-0 run gave the Warriors a three-point lead late in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Cavaliers had the ball with 13 seconds to play, looking for the tie. The ball found LeBron James in the corner, and the Cavs star rose up to attempt a game-tying 3-pointer, but Andre Iguodala stripped King James, and the ball went out of bounds off Cleveland, effectively giving the Warriors the win and a 3-0 series lead.
Draymond blocks LeBron in overtime of Game 2 of 2015 NBA Finals
With the Warriors clinging to a one-point lead in overtime of Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals, James drove into the paint, looking to give the Cavs the lead. But Green came across the key and erased James' layup attempt to help the Dubs hang on and grab a 2-0 series lead.
Andre strips Russell Westbrook at end of Game 6 of 2016 West finals
The Warriors entered Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference finals trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder three games to two. The back-and-forth affair left the teams tied at 101 with under two minutes to play. Russell Westbrook drove on Andre Iguodala, looking to give OKC the lead, but Iguodala stripped Westbrook, and Golden State finished the game on a 7-0 run to tie the series at three.
Steph, Klay trap James Harden at end of 2015 West finals Game 2
The Warriors held a 99-98 lead with less than 10 seconds left in Game 2 of the 2015 Western Conference finals against the Rockets. James Harden gave up the ball with four seconds to play, and when Dwight Howard passed it back, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson immediately trapped Harden. The Rockets star fumbled the ball away, as the Dubs escaped with a one-point win and a 2-0 series lead.
Draymond's block on Noah Vonleh in Game 1 of 2017 first round
The Portland Trail Blazers gave the Warriors all they could handle in Game 1 of their 2017 first-round NBA playoff series. The Warriors held a one-point lead midway through the third quarter when Klay Thompson turned over the ball, igniting a Blazers two-on-one fastbreak. Damian Lillard passed to Noah Vonleh for what appeared to be a wide-open dunk, but Green rose up and blocked the shot, sending Oracle Arena into a frenzy.