The Warriors made history 45 years ago to the date.
On May 25, 1975, the Warriors swept the Washington Bullets to win the 1975 NBA Finals. It was the first championship for the Warriors in the Golden State era.
On this date in Dubs history, the 1975 Warriors swept the Washington Bullets & captured the 1975 NBA Championship. pic.twitter.com/AbuXbD4Gme— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 25, 2020
Golden State beat Washington, 96-95, to finish the sweep. While the Warriors won four straight games to take home the title, this series was extremely close throughout. The Warriors twice beat the Bullets by one point, and only had a four-point average margin of victory.
Rick Barry was named Finals MVP as he averaged 29.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game while playing 43 minutes per game. Barry was a one-man show for the Warriors when it came to getting buckets. The next-highest scoring average for Golden State was Jamaal Wilkes at 11.5 points.
The Warriors didn't win another championship for 40 years until they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015.
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