The Golden State Warriors (45-35) clinched a crucial 100-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers (21-59), tying with the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings in the Western Conference standings.

Stephen Curry led the charge with 22 points, while Jonathan Kuminga contributed 19, helping the Warriors secure their third consecutive win and ninth in their last 10 games.

Deandre Ayton’s 25 points and 11 rebounds weren’t enough for the struggling Trail Blazers, who have won just two of their last 15 games.

In a tightly contested game, neither team managed to establish a significant lead until the Warriors pulled away with a decisive 16-1 run in the final quarter.

With this win, the Warriors surpassed their win total from the previous season and continue to surge heading into the playoffs.

Despite missing Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Gary Payton II, the Warriors displayed resilience and depth to secure the victory.

The Trail Blazers, plagued by injuries throughout the season, struggled to keep pace with the Warriors’ offensive firepower.

Golden State’s victory sets up an intriguing battle for playoff seeding in the final two games of the regular season.