Reigning NBA champion Warriors reach brink of West finals
LOS ANGELES, USA – Kevin Durant scored 38 points to power the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors over New Orleans, 118-92, on Sunday, May 6, and within one victory of the Western Conference Finals.
Stephen Curry added 23 points as the Warriors seized a 3-1 lead in their best-of-7 second-round series, which they would clinch with a home victory Tuesday, May 8.
The Warriors seek a 4th consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and their 3rd crown in 4 seasons.
The host Pelicans, led by 26 points and 12 rebounds from Anthony Davis, never led while Golden State stretched the lead as large as 26 points.
Durant added 9 rebounds while Draymond Green had 8 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the Warriors. Klay Thompson added 13 points and Quinn Cook added 12 off the bench.
The Warriors-Pelicans winner will play either the Houston Rockets or Utah Jazz to decide a berth in the NBA Finals, with the Rockets leading that series 2-1 ahead of Game 4 later in Salt Lake City. – Rappler.com