Russell Westbrook nailed a 35-foot game-winner on Sunday night in Denver, eliminating the Nuggets and solidifying the Warriors’ first round matchup.
With the Nuggets loss, the Blazers officially clinched the eighth seed, lining them up to play the Warriors (who have already clinched the West’s top seed) in the first round. The series will start next weekend, likely Saturday but possibly Sunday, in Oracle Arena.
It’ll be a rematch of the second round last season, when Golden State took down the Blazers in five games. This season, the Warriors swept the Blazers 4-0 in the season series.