In the NBA, it's all about the winning. No matter what goals the team may have set, winning the ultimate prize is always on the top of their wish list.
But earning money and revenue is always something team organizations seek as well. The more games a team plays, and the more exciting they are, the more money they make.
So when you talk about the Warriors' chances of sweeping the Cavaliers in these NBA Finals, you're talking about leaving a lot of money on the table.
In fact, ESPN calculated that a sweep of the Cavaliers would cost the Warriors about 22 million dollars. A game 5 in Oracle alone would cost upwards of about $12 million, which is the same as Steph Curry's salary for the 2016-17 season.
Because the Warriors have home court advantage, imagine how much money a game 7 would bring in.
Yes, of course the Warriors want to win the Championship as soon as possible. But finishing off the Cavs' in 4-5 games rather than 6-7 would cost the Warriors a ton of money.
Is losing out on 22 million dollars worth a 4 game series? Well, if you ask the Warriors, it's worth more than all the money in the world.