Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, second from left, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes, second right, while Clippers' Spencer Hawes , right, and DeAndre Jordan, left, also defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 110-103. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

“Everybody has learned something during this season,” said Gallinari, who averaged 12.4 points as he returned from a knee injury that kept him out for around 18 months. “Once you learn something, it’s always a good thing. That means you’ll do better next.”

“You kind of got to let it sink in, just how historic this season was when it comes to all the great teams that have suited up in this league,” said star Stephen Curry, a leading candidate for NBA MVP. “The records crazy. We want to enjoy that. But it’s playoff time. We have to be ready.”