The Golden State Warriors’ sensational return to form has continued as they equalled a record of Michael Jordan’s great team.

The Golden State Warriors are heading to the NBA Finals again.

After two years out of the playoffs, the Warriors have qualified for their sixth Finals appearance in eight seasons after eliminating the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals.

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Golden State defeated the Mavericks 120-110 on Friday (AEST) to seal a 4-1 series win.

Klay Thompson was sensational for the Warriors and had 19 points at halftime to set up the victory.

The sharpshooter finished with 32 points for the game in a vintage performance, while five other Warriors scored in double figures.

Steph Curry (15 points), Jordan Poole (16), Andrew Wiggins (18) Kevon Looney (10) all contributed, while Draymond Green had one of his better games with a solid all-round performance (17 points, nine assists, six rebounds).

The Warriors are 9-0 at home in the playoffs and will likely go into the Finals as favourites against either the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat.

The Celtics and Heat are locked in a tight Eastern Conference Finals battle and the winner will have less time to recover before facing the Warriors in the Finals.

The Warriors become the first team since Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls of the 1990s to reach the Finals six times in eight seasons.

Curry also joins Jordan as the only two players to make the Finals six times in their first 13 seasons.

Curry, Green and Thompson will be striving for their fourth NBA championship are collecting three rings in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Green said after the victory: “This one is special, because this is a group that no-one thought would ever be back here.

“Klay Thompson going through two catastrophic injuries. Steph Curry breaks his hand. We won 15 games two years ago.

“A group of young guys and experienced guys … But this group continued to come every day and put the work in. our coaching staff has been amazing.

“We’re here. We’re back!”

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