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Golden State Warriors to Western Finals

The Golden State Warriors are headed to the Western Conference finals for the second consecutive year, after beating the Portland Trail Blazers in a 125-121 victory Wednesday night. They’ll play against either Oklahoma City or San Antonio as early as Monday. Head Coach Steve Kerr said of the five-game series: “We had to fight, scrap, claw, and do everything possible.” Klay Thompson echoed, “That might be the closest five-game series of all time.” Stephen Curry, newly crowned Most Valuable Player, scored 29 points with Thompson adding 33.