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West RD 1: Blazers Have No Answer For Warriors’ Firepower In Game 2 Rout

West RD 1: Blazers Have No Answer For Warriors’ Firepower In Game 2 Rout NBA Playoffs

G2: Portland Trail Blazers 81-110 Golden State Warriors

The Blazers were looking to take a game off the Warriors in Game 2 of their first-round series, especially with Kevin Durant resting for Game 2. But the Warriors are a team blessed with talent all over the floor and on the bench. They showed the difference in depth and roster strength with a 29-point drubbing of the Blazers. The Warriors set the tone by going on a quickfire 11-0 run to end the first quarter with a 33-17 lead.


Missing Jusuf Nurkic through injury, the Blazers were exposed time and again in the low post with JaVale McGee the primary beneficiary for the Warriors. Despite cutting the Warriors lead to just six midway through the second quarter, the Blazers walked into the half trailing the Warriors by nine.


The third quarter was when the Warriors really locked down to take the game away from the Blazers. Stephen Curry was sinking 34-foot threes en-route to a 13-point quarter and Klay Thompson playing like the complete two-way play player he is known to be.


The Warriors ended the third quarter with a massive and near-insurmountable lead and the question about the game’s result was pretty much put to bed.


With the win, the Warriors will head to Portland with a comfortable 2-0 lead. After combining for a massive 75 points in the first game, the Blazers’ backcourt duo of Damian Lillard (12 points) and C.J. McCollum (11 points, 5 rebounds) underwhelmed and the rest of the team could not compensate for them. The Warriors, on the other hand, spread the love in terms of scoring. McGee had 15 points (7-7 FG), Klay Thompson (16 points) and Stephen Curry (19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals).

 

 

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Series Score: Warriors lead 2-0.

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