Warriors Sweep of Blazers Just What Doctor Ordered With Growing List of Injuries Before NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four
Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four / Steve Dykes

The Warriors completed the sweep of the Blazers Monday night, advancing to the NBA Finals without Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, and Andre Iguodala.

It is not often that you say a team needed a sweep, but that was just the case here, as Golden State needed the time off for their injured players to heal and for the players who just pushed themselves in their absence to recuperate.

The Warriors are a machine, but even after a while machines need a little time off. Steph Curry played all of the fourth quarter and overtime, and he may have exerted more this year than any other postseason in the past.

The injured Warriors could also use the extra time to get healthier, before making one last push at another Championship. Durant and Iguodala are close to returning and with the time off they can focus on rehabbing without the stress of having to get back in a series.

Rest is a necessity, especially when you could potentially face a Bucks team in the Finals who are deep, healthy and youthful. The Raptors are also a potential opponent, and they too have the health on their side.

The Warriors are beaten and battered heading to the Finals. Now it's time to rest up.