KD returns and Warriors go wire-to-wire in rout of Blazers to sweep way into conference semis
Kevin Durant plays 20 minutes in his return after a two-game absence due to a calf injury. AP

GOLDEN State was quick off the blocks and the Trail Blazers simply could not catch up, the Warriors zooming to a 128-103 Game Four victory on Monday in Portland (Tuesday, Manila time) to complete a sweep of their  first round playoff series.

Kevin Durant returned after missing two games with a calf injury, scoring five in the Warriors’ 14-0 start that blew away the Blazers.

The Warriors advance to the Western Conference semifinals against the winner of the first round playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, which is tied at 2-2.

Steph Curry scored 37 on 12 of 20 shooting, while Draymond Green delivered 21 points, making 7 of 11 field goal attempts.

Klay Thompson added 18 points, Zaza Pachulia chipped in 11 and David West came off the bench to deliver 12 markers.

Durant finished with 10 points, making 4 of 7 field goal attempts including 2 for 2 from beyond the arc.

Damian Lillard scored 34 on 12 of 24 shooting, the only Portland starter to score in double figures.

Al Farouq Aminu came off the bench to deliver 25 points, making 5 of 9 three-point attempts, while fellow reserve Shabazz Napier added 14.

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