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Franchise Record 60th Win Clinches First Place in Western Conference

Splash Brothers Combine for 46 Points in 108-95 Road Win In Milwaukee
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The Warriors clinched the best record in the Western Conference for the first time since 1975-76 with a 108-95 road victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. The win moves the team to 60-13 on the season, establishing a new franchise-best of single season wins. The Splash Brothers had a tremendous contribution during the night, as Stephen Curry led the squad with 25 points, six assists and one steal, while Klay Thompson tallied 21 points, five rebounds and a team-high two steals. Harrison Barnes, 13 points and one steal, along with Andrew Bogut, four points and three blocks, notched six rebounds apiece against the Bucks.

Though the first half saw six lead changes between the two teams before the Warriors secured a 48-38 lead at halftime, it wasn’t until the second half when the action really happened. It was the Splash Brothers that made a huge second-half contribution to ultimately give the Warriors the offensive boost they needed to finish strong in the final two quarters. Klay Thompson, who has made a habit of finding his rhythm in the third quarter, was the one to tip off the duo’s strong second half. His hot hand began when he splashed a shot from behind-the-arc to maintain the Warriors’ 10 point lead that they entered the second half with, as they lead the Bucks 60-50 through the first four minutes of the quarter. Thompson's offensive spurt continued as he tallied his 14th point in the third with another made shot from three-point land with 3:50 remaining, giving the Warriors a 16 point lead at 73-57. The team’s 15-of-22 shooting in the quarter, along with yet another three-pointer from Thompson, kept the Warriors on top 82-63 as they entered into the final frame.

Warriors vs. Bucks

Stephen Curry, 25 points, 6 assists and Klay Thompson, 21 points, 5 rebounds, pace the Warriors as they beat the Bucks, 108-95.

Warriors at Bucks - 3/28/15

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Warriors vs. Bucks

Stephen Curry, 25 points, 6 assists and Klay Thompson, 21 points, 5 rebounds, pace the Warriors as they beat the Bucks, 108-95.
Mar 28, 2015  |  02:02

Curry From WAY Downtown

Stephen Curry takes a pass from Festus Ezeli and nails a three-pointer from way beyond the arc.
Mar 28, 2015  |  00:12

Curry Finger Roll

Shaun Livingston passes to Stephen Curry on the wing who drives the lane and uses the finger roll for two while drawing the foul.
Mar 28, 2015  |  00:17

Bogut's Rejection

Andrew Bogut stands his ground and blocks his opponents layup attempt.
Mar 28, 2015  |  00:15

The last 12 minutes saw the Bucks make a late comeback attempt, improving their shooting from the field to 34.3% to cut their deficit to 87-73 with eight minutes remaining. That’s when fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry stepped in. Two consecutive three-point splashes from Curry prevented any future comebacks from Milwaukee, as the Dubs improved their lead to 92-75 with 6:19 left to play. He went on to score five more points within the following three minutes to ultimately give the Warriors the cushion they needed to secure their 108-95 win over the Bucks.

With this win, the Warriors become the 70th team in NBA history to achieve 60 single-season wins, and become just the 13th team to do so through 73 games. The victory also marks their franchise-best 26th road win of the season. Up next, the Warriors will look to close out their four-game road trip undefeated as they visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.


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