Mills powers Spurs over Warriors; sets NBA record for 50 win season
The San Antonio Spurs learned earlier, that they don't have a shot at clinching home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. The Chicago Bulls did their homework, whipping the Cavaliers 107-75 to finish with an NBA best 50-16 record.
However, that did not stop the Spurs from keeping on with their winning ways.
Playing with a depleted lineup, San Antonio turned again to their Australian point guard and some help from a familiar face to get the job done.
Patty Mills had career highs of 34 points and 12 assists, while DeJuan Blair added 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 107-101 on Thursday night.
James Anderson turned out his best performance of the season finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds and three assists for San Antonio (50-16), who finished with the best record in the Western Conference.
The Spurs became the first NBA team to reach 50 wins for the 13th consecutive season, and posted their third double digit win-streak this year.
The team had two 11-game win streaks earlier this season, and are riding high on a 10-game winning streak heading into the playoffs.
Chris Wright led Golden State with 25 points and eight rebounds, while Charles Jenkins and Jeremy Tyler scored 16 points each for the injury plagued Warriors.
The Spurs will open their first round playoffs series against the Utah Jazz on Sunday at the AT&T Center.
(AP Photo/Ben Margot)