The NBA Playoffs worked well for Golden State Warriors after their first loss in the postseason. They defeated San Antonio Spurs with a final score of 99-91 to finish a 4-1 win in the first round in Oakland, California --- Tuesday night.

The safeguarding champions, seeded second in the West this year, progress to a Western Conference elimination round match up with the 6th seeded New Orleans Pelicans, who scored an astounding four-diversion scope of the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers.

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Golden State will be holding the home-court advantage on the best-of-seven arrangement that will open in Oakland on Saturday. The Warriors won the season arrangement 3-1 over New Orleans, despite the fact that the Pelicans won in the latest gathering, 126-120 in Oakland on the 7th of April.

Kevin Durant gathered 25 points (group high), while Klay Thompson got 24 points. Draymond Green with 17 points, 19 bounces back twofold for the Warriors, who won their twelfth sequential home playoff sport game.

Thompson hit five shots in succession, including a 3-pointer, in an 11-point second quarter, helping the Warriors head out to a 49-38 halftime advantage.

The Spurs, trying to return from a 3-1 shortfall to win an arrangement (series) without precedent for the Gregg Popovich period, fell 16 points back late in the second from last quarter before making an irate rally down the extend.

Two free tosses by LaMarcus Aldridge got San Antonio inside 93-91 with 57.2 seconds to play, however Durant countered with an 18-footer with 36.1 seconds left, and the Spurs never scored again.

Durant and Green hit a couple of free tosses each in the last 24 seconds to ice Golden State's fourth sequential first-round arrangement win.

Popovich missed his third straight sports game following the passing of his significant other, Erin. Right hand Ettore Messina mentor the group.

San Antonio's 91-point add up to broke even with its most reduced in the postseason since being held to 90 in Game 1 of a first-round arrangement against the Dallas Mavericks in 2014.

Falling off a 4-for-16 shooting exertion in Game 4, Thompson hit 11 of 22 shots in Game 5. The Warriors outshot the Spurs 44.6 percent to 37.2 percent.


Brilliant State won in spite of shooting only 5-for-27 (18.5 percent) on 3-pointers. The Spurs weren't greatly improved, making 7 of 30 --- 23.3 percent.

Aldridge had 30 points (diversion high) and Patty Mills got 18 for the Spurs, who were dispensed with in the first round of the playoffs for simply the fifth time in the previous 21 years.

Aldridge finished his fourth straight twofold with a 12 (group high) bounce back.

Manu Ginobili and Kyle Anderson included a 10-point collective each for San Antonio.
 
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