Trail Blazers lose to Warriors, still clinch playoff spotPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports:
There were no smiles of accomplishment in the Trail Blazers’ locker room on Tuesday night.
Yes, the Blazers clinched a playoff spot. But they also got thumped 108-87 by the Golden State Warriors—and at home of all places.
“We didn’t play well at all,” guard Brandon Roy said succinctly.
Portland secured a postseason berth just before the half when the Houston Rockets lost 104-101 to Sacramento.
Even with the loss to Golden State, the Blazers still sit in the sixth spot in the Western Conference. But they’re only a half-game ahead of New Orleans and only a game in front of Memphis.
It will be Portland’s third straight trip to the postseason. Last year the Blazers were eliminated in the first round by the Phoenix Suns, and the year before they were bumped in the opening round by the Rockets.