NBA: Golden State complete Portland sweep


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Golden State Warriors are through to the Western Conference Semifinals after seeing off Portland Trail Blazers 4-0 in the first round.

The Warriors wrapped up a series sweep in impressive fashion at the Moda Center on Monday night, winning the first quarter 45-22 to build a lead they would never relinquish.

Star man Steph Curry led the way with 37 points as GSW continue their bid to reclaim the Championship, having lost out to Cleveland Cavaliers last year.

Kevin Durrant is still being used sparingly by head coach Steve Kerr but weighed in with 10 points, two assists and three rebounds in just over 20 minutes on court, with Draymond Green and Klay Thompson adding 21 and 18 points respectively.

Golden State are 1.50 to win the NBA Finals and the Cavs can be backed at 4.50. The Warriors’ potential Western Conference Finals opponents, San Antonio Spurs, are 9.50 to win the Championship, with the Houston Rockets available at 17.50.

Next up for the Western Conference’s top seed is the winner of the ongoing series between Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, who are tied at 2-2 ahead of Tuesday’s Game 5 at the Staples Center in LA.

The Clippers are 1.61 to secure a win on Tuesday night or 1.80 with a -2.5 point handicap. Utah are 2.38 to claim the win.

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