Apr 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles around Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar (1) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Curry, Warriors Headed Back To Playoffs With Win Over Lakers

After Friday night’s win, the Golden State Warriors are headed back to the NBA Playoffs for back-to-back seasons, something that hasn’t been done since the 1991 and 1992 season. Mark Jackson, despite all the controversy, deserves to stand up and take about for leading this team twice in a row. The Warriors could do no wrong as they were able to take care of business and knock off the Los Angeles Lakers, 112-95.

Stephen Curry was the leader of this game, as he did something that no other Warriors except Wilt Chamberlain since 1963 did, with a fourth triple-double in just one season. He finished with 30 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds. Other notable Warriors were Klay Thompson with 16, David Lee with 10 off the bench, and Steve Blake with 13 against his former team. Marreese Speights also chipped in 16 points.

For the Lakers, Nick Young, or more popularly known as Swaggy P made the game more interesting in garbage time with his shot-making ability. He scored 25 points on 10/20 shooting.

In the start of this game, the Lakers were able to keep pace with the Warriors, and both teams started pretty hot offensively. After the first, they were knotted at 26 apiece. From then on, however, the Dubs exploded to a 32-17 second quarter, and established their big lead that they maintained (for once) till the end of the game.

Also on Friday night, the Portland Trailblazers strengthened their hold on the 5th seed, while the Phoenix Suns fell to the San Antonio Spurs, slipping out of a playoff spot.

Now that the Warriors have confirmed that they will take another whack at the championship, these last three games of the season become instrumental in determining their first round opponent. Do they match up with the Los Angeles Clippers, or do they catch a break with the Houston Rockets?

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