The Golden State Warriors (49-30) clinched a postseason berth with a 112-95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers (25-54) Friday at The Staples Center.
Stephen Curry led the way with his fourth triple-double of the season. He notched 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, hitting 12-of-20 from the field and 4-of-5 three-point range.
All game, he dominated any player the Lakers threw at him.
Four other Warriors reached double figures, including three off the bench. David Lee returned from injury as a reserve and secured a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Steve Blake had his best game as a Warrior, scoring 13 points while backing up Curry.
Meanwhile, the Lakers set a franchise record for losses in a single season, putting an exclamation point on what has been a disastrous season.
Nick Young did his best to avoid the dubious distinction of being on the worst Lakers team of all time, scoring a team-high 25 points off the bench.
Jordan Hill and Ryan Kelly each put up double-doubles—Hill with 18 and 12, and Kelly with 14 and 11.
Once again, it came down to terrible defense for the Lakers, who gave the Warriors pretty much whatever they wanted.
Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.
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