Last night, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns 120-111 down in the valley of the sun. Stephen Curry had another impressive game scoring 23 points in the first quarter and ending the game with 42 points. Curry shot an efficient 15-26 from the field including going 8-13 from the three-point line. Klay Thompson finished the game with 22 points on 9-22 shooting from the field and an unusual 2-9 from the three-point line. Steve Kerr sat both Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala for rest purposes as he mentioned in his press conference after the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
With this victory and the San Antonio Spurs losing earlier Wednesday night, the Warriors have clinched the one seed in the Western Conference. This means the team will have home-court advantage for the rest of the Western Conference playoffs and will most likely have home court advantage in the NBA Finals, if they get there, since they currently own the best record in the NBA. This is a crucial victory for the team as everyone knows that home court atmosphere enough can propel a team towards a victory in a game seven if the series were to go that far. Now the Warriors can look forward to the return of Kevin Durant Saturday night without worrying if they will lose ground for the one seed if they were to lose the game. Catch the next Warrior game Saturday night as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena. Tip off will be at 7:30 PT/10:30 ET on NBC Sports California.