OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 25 points before resting in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the best the regular season in franchise history with a 133-126 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Starters on both sides rested most of the game, with the Warriors tuning up for the playoffs and the Nuggets long out of contention. The biggest developments for Golden State, which secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs a couple weeks ago, came on the out-of-town scoreboard.
The top-seeded Warriors (67-15) learned they’ll face New Orleans in the first round after the Pelicans beat San Antonio to clinch a postseason berth. Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday in Oakland.
Golden State went 3-1 against New Orleans this season.
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