The Golden State Warriors punched their ticket to the second round of the NBA Playoffs Wednesday night with a 102-98 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Stephen Curry and Gary Payton II made clutch shots down the stretch to seal the win for Golden State. In the Western Conference semifinals, the Warriors will play the winner of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis leads 3-2, and Game 6 will be played Friday night in Minnesota.
In the Eastern Conference, 3 teams have advanced, the Boston Celtics swept the Brooklyn Nets 4-0, The Miami Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-1, and the defending Champion Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-1. Only one team is waiting to see who they will play in the Eastern Confrence Semi-Finals. The Boston Celtics will take on the Milwaukee Bucks iin the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals with game 1 beginning Sunday in Boston. And Miami will take on the winner of the 76ers-Toronto Raptors series, with Philadelphia leading the series 3 games to 2.