NBA Roundup: Warriors lead West with win over Bucks | Inquirer Sports

NBA Roundup: Warriors lead West with win over Bucks

/ 01:52 PM March 29, 2015

Stephen Curry, Michael Carter-Williams

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Milwaukee. AP

MILWAUKEE, United States — Stephen Curry scored 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors clinched the top seed in the Western Conference by pulling away in the second half of a 108-95 victory on Saturday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Klay Thompson added 21 for Golden State, which also set a franchise record with its 60th victory of the season. The Warriors hold a 10-game lead over second-place Memphis in the West with nine games left in the regular season.


Khris Middleton had 14 points for Milwaukee, which fell back under .500 at 36-37 after winning two straight.



SALT LAKE CITY — Trey Burke scored 22 points off the bench to held Utah rally from a 16-point deficit and beat Oklahoma City.

The Jazz needed extra offense with Derrick Favors sidelined with back spasms and Burke provided it.

The Thunder were poised for a blowout as Russell Westbrook scored 13 first-quarter points and Oklahoma City led by 16 early in the second quarter. Utah quieted Westbrook and outscored the Thunder 55-29 over the next quarter and a half to take a 10-point lead into the fourth.

Gordon Hayward scored 17 and Rudy Gobert added 13 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks.

Westbrook warmed back up in the fourth and ended the night with 37 points, six assists and eight rebounds. Enes Kanter had 18 and 11 rebounds against his former team.



PORTLAND, Oregon — LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Portland beat Denver for its third consecutive victory.

Portland increased its Northwest Division lead to 6 1/2 games over second-place Oklahoma City, which lost to Utah 94-89. The Blazers have 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Thunder nine.

Aldridge shot 6 of 8 and scored 16 points during the third quarter to help Portland increase a five-point halftime lead to 86-78.

Arron Afflalo scored 21 points, his Portland high since he was acquired from Denver on Feb. 19. Nicolas Batum added 15 points and Chris Kaman 14 for the Blazers.

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Jameer Nelson scored 22 and Randy Foye 17 as Denver had seven players reach double figures.

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