LOS ANGELES – The Golden State Warriors clinched the Western Conference’s top seed with a victory over Los Angeles Clippers, 131-104 in their final regular-season contest at the Oracle Arena.
The Philippine Star, citing Agence France Presse international news agency in its report said Stephen Curry pounded the Clippers with 27 points with Kevin Durant adding16 as the Warriors won their fifth straight game.
They wore throwback “We Believe” jerseys in a move designed to honor the past at Oracle, which has been their home venue for 47 years, said the report.
The team is moving across the bay from Oakland to a facility in San Francisco where they will play next season, AFP further reported.
“Let me just say that for 47 years, Warriors fans have stuck with us through thick and thin,” AFP quoted Kerr as telling the crowd moments after the final buzzer. “Let’s be honest, most of those years have been a little thin.”
The win gives them home field advantage throughout the West playoffs.
The Warriors’ first-round opponent, which will be the eighth seed in the West, is yet to be determined.
There is a chance it could be the Clippers when the playoffs begin next Saturday. They are battling Oklahoma City (47-33) and San Antonio (47-34) — both won on Sunday — for the sixth, seventh and eighth playoff spots in the West.