Warriors dominate Thunder to clinch playoff berth

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17 Mar 2019, 10:47 IST
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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors didn’t have an issue taking down Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Saturday, as Stephen Curry starred with a game-high 33 factors within the absence of Kevin Durant.

Golden State have been dominant in a 110-88 victory over Oklahoma Metropolis and managed to clinch a berth within the NBA Playoffs on the ultimate buzzer.

Though the Warriors have been lacking a star in Durant, Curry lit up the opposition, trailed by Klay Thompson, who posted 23 factors.

Paul George had an honest displaying for Oklahoma Metropolis, scoring 29 factors and grabbing 13 rebounds. However Russell Westbrook’s seven factors on 2-of-16 capturing didn’t do the squad any favours. 

The Warriors nonetheless have the most effective file within the Western Convention, however nothing is a lock. The fifth-placed Thunder have now misplaced their final two video games and have a tricky schedule forward of them.

 

Beal, Booker among the many greatest

Bradley Beal scored 40 factors within the Washington Wizards’ 135-128 victory in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies, whereas Devin Booker additionally notched 40 factors and 13 assists as Phoenix Suns edged out New Orleans Pelicans 138-136.

Kyrie Irving was simply in need of a triple-double with 30 factors, 11 rebounds and 9 assists, serving to the Boston Celtics high the Atlanta Hawks 129-120.

 

Jazz win regardless of rusty Rubio

Ricky Rubio solely scored 12 factors on 2-of-13 capturing, however the Utah Jazz nonetheless beat the Brooklyn Nets handily, 114-98.

 

Powell alley-oop powers dwelling Mavericks

Dwight Powell gathered an alley-oop for a powerful end on the rim because the Dallas Mavericks handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a 121-116 loss.

Paul Millsap, in the meantime, sealed the deal in Denver Nuggets’ 102-100 victory in opposition to Indiana Pacers with a clutch left-handed layup.

Saturday’s outcomes

Boston Celtics 129-120 Atlanta Hawks
Washington Wizards 135-128 Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans 136-138 Phoenix Suns 
Dallas Mavericks 121-116 Cleveland Cavaliers 
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 88-110 Golden State Warriors
San Antonio Spurs 108-103 Portland Path Blazers
Denver Nuggets 102-100 Indiana Pacers
Utah Jazz 114-98 Brooklyn Nets 

 

76ers at Bucks

Philadelphia 76ers are driving a three-game successful streak and have all their main gamers again within the fold. Milwaukee Bucks have the most effective file within the NBA, however simply misplaced a key piece in Malcolm Brogdon to damage. This matchup will present how a lot the Bucks’ lack of depth will have an effect on their possibilities of success in opposition to elite expertise.

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