OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as they close in on the postseason.

Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors' turnovers and rebounding, two issues that cropped up again and turned what looked to be another blowout into a closer-than-needed 120-114 win over the Cavaliers on Friday night.

Draymond Green understands Kerr's reasoning, but thinks the two-time defending NBA champs will be just fine once the playoffs begin.

Stephen Curry scored 40 points to move into third place on the Warriors' career list, and they won despite 13 turnovers and getting outrebounded 12-4 by the Cavs on the offensive end.

"It's just a focus thing," Green said of the Warriors' inconsistencies. "When you're playing against teams that don't quite match up talent-wise and are not really playing for anything, it's hard to keep that focus. It hasn't bothered me one bit because we've locked in at stretches and we've had that focus for stretches, and that's important."

The game had a lot less hype than previous seasons when the Warriors and Cavaliers squared off in four consecutive NBA Finals. While the Warriors are headed back to the postseason for a possible third consecutive championship, the Cavs are limping to the finish with hopes of getting the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

That's why Kerr seemed so bothered by his team's breakdowns.

"They had about 17 or 18 more possessions than we did," Kerr said. "That's kind of our specialty. We like to give other teams an advantage and then have to shoot our way out of it."

Green had 20 points and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 15 points and eight assists, and Quinn Cook scored 14 to help the Warriors (55-24) inch closer to clinching the Western Conference in their second-to-last regular-season game at Oracle Arena.

With 16,283 points, Curry trails only Wilt Chamberlain (17,783) and Rick Barry (16,447) on the Warriors' career scoring charts.

The Warriors need one more win or a loss by the Denver Nuggets to secure the top spot and home court advantage in the West.

Collin Sexton scored 27 points, one night after becoming the third rookie in Cavaliers history to reach 1,300 points. The Cavs have lost seven in a row.

"I thought our guys did a good job of continuing to compete and taking the ball to the basket," Cavs coach Larry Drew said. "We recognize the fact of where we are and who we are at this particular stage. But again, the most important thing is that we continue to play at a high level, and we did that tonight."

The Warriors led by 21, then had to hold off a late flurry by the Cavs.

Larry Nance Jr. scored seven points as part of a 12-4 run. Then, Sexton scored on a 3-pointer and reverse layup to pull the Cavs within three points at 115-112.

Curry made his ninth 3-pointer, then added two free throws with 7.4 seconds remaining.