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Klay Thompson scored 32 points (2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal) and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their sixth finals in the past eight seasons by beating the Luka Doncic-led Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.

The Golden State Warriors will host the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat on June 2 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

After a series-ending win over the Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors star Jordan Poole (16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals off the bench) shared his thoughts on the team’s leadership and the importance of their presence over the year: