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Sport Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers despite absences

08:50  23 april  2017
08:50  23 april  2017 Source:   ap.org

Stephen Curry reflects on Finals meltdown last season

  Stephen Curry reflects on Finals meltdown last season The Golden State Warriors enter this year’s NBA playoffs as the overwhelming title favorites. They boast two-time reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry as well as former MVP and four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. Let us also not forget about fellow All-Stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

Steph Curry drops 36 points to help the Golden State Warriors come from behind for a 110-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of the Western Draymond Green goes for a triple-double of 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in the win and Klay Thompson adds 19 as Golden State takes a

The Golden State Warriors overcome a 17-point deficit in the second half to come away with a 114-111 win in Game 2 vs. the Portland Trail Blazers . Seth Curry drops an impressive 16 points off the bench and also stole the ball away from his brother Steph a few times and sinking a 3 -pointer over him.

Apr 22, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports © Jaime Valdez/Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports/USA Today Sports Apr 22, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and the short-handed Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-113 victory on Saturday night.

The Blazers led by as many as 17 points in the first half, but couldn't hold off the Warriors, who can clinch the series with a win Monday night in Game 4 at the Moda Center.

Draymond Green’s late stops fuel rally in Warriors’ Game 1 win

  Draymond Green’s late stops fuel rally in Warriors’ Game 1 win As Portland’s Damian Lillard crossed over Kevin Durant and drove toward the key, Draymond Green tore away from his man along the perimeter. Lillard tumbled to the floor. Green stood and glared down at the two-time All-Star, lying flat on his stomach. In that fourth-quarter moment, with the Warriors nursing an eight-point lead over Portland, Green reveled in yet another highlight-caliber stop.

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The Warriors now lead 2- 0 in the Western Conference finals. Damian Lillard had a chance to tie the game but lost the ball to Andre Iguodala as time expired. Draymond Green, via statement Steph Curry scored a game-high 37 points, while Klay Thompson added 24 points for the Warriors .

BOX SCORE: WARRIORS 118, TRAIL BLAZERS 113

Golden State was without Kevin Durant, who was sitting for a second straight game cause of a left calf strain, and coach Steve Kerr stayed back at the team hotel because of illness.

The Warriors took a 108-100 lead after Andre Iguodala's dunk with 4:05 to go.

Noah Vonleh's dunk got Portland within four at 110-106 with 1:29 left, but Curry answered with a 3-pointer that all but sealed it, sending fans streaming for the exits.

CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 32 points, while Damian Lillard added 31.

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr ‘on the path to recovery,’ Bob Myers says .
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is “on the path to recovery” after undergoing a spinal cord leak procedure on his back, general manager Bob Myers said Sunday morning at the team hotel. “It’s hard to answer some of this because even the doctors aren’t entirely sure of recovery time,” Myers said. “That’s why we’ve been a little indefinite about everything. We don’t know. But the procedure went well, as far as we know. Now it’s a case of how well it takes and when he might or might not be back.

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