• Warriors beat Bucks to secure top seed

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    MILWAUKEE: The Golden State Warriors secured the top seed in the NBA’s Western Conference on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) with a record-setting victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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    Stephen Curry scored 25 points and Klay Thompson added 21 in the 108-95 victory, which guarantees the Warriors the best record in the west and home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs.

    The Warriors also set a club record for wins in a season with their 60th triumph of the current campaign.

    Their previous record of 59 was set in 1975-76.

    Harrison Barnes scored 13 points and pulled down six rebounds and Marreese Speights supplied 12 points and seven rebounds for Golden State, who won their ninth straight game.

    The Warriors connected on 12 of 25 three-point attempts and made 12 of 14 free throws.

    The Bucks in contrast were just two of 15 from three-point range and were held to 37.9 percent from the floor overall.

    Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 14 points.

    Milwaukee trimmed a 19-point deficit after three quarters to 11, moving on to score the first eight points of the fourth.

    Golden State, however, responded with a 10-4 scoring run and were never threatened after that.

    AFP

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