Stephen Curry poured in 26 points in 22 minutes and the Golden State Warriors produced a record-setting first quarter as they clinched a Western Conference playoff spot with a 157-101 shellacking of the host Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon
All 13 players who suited up scored for the Warriors (44-38), who walked off the court in the regular-season finale not knowing if they had finished fifth or sixth in the West
A Los Angeles Clippers win at Phoenix in a game that started at the same time but was ending significantly later would make the Warriors the sixth seed and match them up with the third-seeded Sacramento Kings in the first round of the playoffs
A Clippers loss would allow the Warriors to move up a spot to No. 5, where they would draw the fourth-seeded Suns in the first round
Meanwhile, Portland (33-49) wrapped up the fifth-worst record in the NBA and a seat in the front row of next month's draft lottery.
Needing a win to assure itself a playoff spot, the Warriors wasted no time leaving the Trail Blazers in the dust. They set an NBA record for first-quarter points with 55, making 20 of 29 shots overall and 12 of 18 from 3-point range en route to a 28-point lead
Golden State's Klay Thompson contributed five 3-pointers and 17 points in the opening quarter. His fifth 3-pointer was his league-leading 300th of the season. Jordan Poole added 12 in the opening period and Curry had eight to complement six of Golden State's 18 assists in the frame.
In wrapping up the regular season on an 8-2 roll, the Warriors shot 60.4 percent overall and 55.1 percent (27 of 49) from deep. The 27 threes tied a franchise record
Thompson wound up 6-for-11 from beyond the arc, putting a bow on the league's 3-point crown over Indiana's Buddy Hield and Curry, who went 5-for-10 from deep in the game.
Moses Moody came off the bench to score 25 points for Golden State, while Poole had 21, Thompson 20, Jonathan Kuminga 15 and Donte DiVincenzo 10 to go with eight assists and five steals.
In his return to Portland, Gary Payton II chipped in with a team-high-tying eight rebounds along with four points, four assists and four steals.
All five Trail Blazers starters scored in double figures, led by Skylar Mays with 21. Mays also handed out a game-high 11 assists
Shaedon Sharpe added 18 points to go with a team-high seven rebounds while Jeenathan Williams had 17 points for Portland, which was playing its second afternoon affair in two days. Kevin Knox II totaled 13 points and Trendon Watford finished with 11.
--Field Level Media