Warriors Dominate Over Trail Blazers in Game-2 Victory

Kevin Durant Draymond Green

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) chases in the fourth quarter in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. Curry went 6-of-18 for 19 points. Green's dominance, combined with Durant's scoring brilliance, led the Warriors to victory despite an incredible scoring display from Portland's backcourt.

According to The Sacramento Bee, the Blazers, on the other hand, will continue to be without center Jusuf Nurkic, who is now recovering from a right leg fracture. It was a pretty monstrous block and you know, it was fitting that he got a 3 on the other end because that's what Klay is all about.

"We won and I don't care if we won by 2 or 12", Thompson said.

"I wouldn't call it demoralizing", Portland coach Terry Stotts said.

Draymond Green had 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocked shots and three steals to help last season's second-place team take the first step in what it is counting on to be a championship run. The 7-footer still isn't 100 percent from a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg that sidelined him for the final seven regular-season games.

"The game ratchets up when you get into the playoffs", Durant said.

"I'm getting better every day", Durant said.

Game 2 is scheduled to tip-off at 10:30 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena.

The Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trailblazers duke it out in Game 3 at the Moda Center on Saturday night.

Head to head, the Warriors are 35-17 ATS in the last 52 meetings overall and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Portland. Patrick McCaw, in a spot start for Durant, slid with Lillard and spiked his layup out of bounds on one particularly impressive third quarter play.

Durant got going fast. McGee did his thing with three alley-oops in the first and two on consecutive possessions late in the period.

He vowed to take his game to another level as a new season begins - not to mention the quest for his first title. Forward Moe Harkless led the Trail Blazers with 15 points. Lillard finished the first half with 21 points in the first half on 6-11 shooting but scored only 13 points on 15 shots in the second half. Play turned somewhat sloppy in the first half and Curry and Thompson were hardly in top form, yet Golden State still managed a 29-point victory. "But to get over that hump and beat them, we've got to make those plays and give guys more opportunities so we can have them as well on the offensive end".

"I miss being out there with them and hopefully I'm out there the next game".

The Warriors defensive intensity after halftime was the difference in the Blazers minds - and Lillard expects everybody to do more. "We'll see what happens", added Durant. He had tied SG Clyde Drexler's franchise record of seven straight with 25 or more when he tallied 34 in Game 1. But it was backup center JaVale McGee, who completely swung the game.

Not only was Kevin Durant out because of his strained left calf, but Golden State was also without the services of Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes.

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