Steve Kerr

Splash Brothers lead way for Warriors with Durant out hurt

The Golden State Warriors missed Kevin Durant's big presence on both ends of the court. They missed their snappy ball movement that leads to easy baskets and open 3-pointers.

The NBA's best team won anyway thanks to the Splash Brothers and their supporting cast — and locked up another playoff berth in the process.

Stephen Curry scored 27 points while Durant missed his first game of the season with a hand injury, and the Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-95 on Saturday night to clinch a playoff spot for the fifth straight season.

"That's pretty amazing, and I'm really proud of that, to be honest," Klay Thompson said. "I got here my first year, we...