Warriors Clinch Top Seed in Western Conference with Win vs. Spurs

April 7th, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors earned a 112-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, thus clinching the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

Four starters scored in double figures for the Warriors, led by Stephen Curry, who had 27 points and nine assists. Harrison Barnes had 21 points as Golden State became the second team ever to reach 70 wins in a season.

With the win, the top four seeds in the Western Conference have been set, per Matt Moore of CBS Sports:

The 70-9 Warriors became the quickest team to earn a playoff berth this year, doing so Feb. 27. It's surprising they had to wait this long to claim the top spot, which is a testament to San Antonio's consistency. In another year, fans would probably be discussing the 65-13 Spurs as a historically dominant team.

While the reigning NBA champions know their playoff seeding, their first-round matchup is unclear. Three teams are within two games of the eighth spot:

Of course, Golden State will be heavily favored to advance to the second round no matter who its first-round opponent is. The Da ...

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