What 2 Watch 4 - Trail Blazers Vs. Warriors



Damian Lillard vs. Stephen Curry

He is an excellent outside shooter but also possesses the ability to get to the basket and make plays for his teammates. He is basketball savvy beyond his years and not afraid to take shots in the game’s biggest moments. He is…Damian Lillard? Stephen Curry? Take your pick. Two of the game’s most talented and exciting young point guards have quickly earned such a reputation. And it’s no surprise that their styles of play are equally similar to their stats. Both Lillard and Curry rank among the game’s top 15 scorers (Curry-8th, 23.2; Lillard-15th, 21.1) and top 10 free throw shooters (Lillard-5th, 87.9%; Curry-9th, 86.9%). Lillard’s 181 3-pointers this season are second only to Curry’s 206 makes from beyond the arc. Curry’s rookie-record 166 3-pointers in 2009-10 were bested only by Lillard’s 185 treys in his first campaign last season. Both players have been rewarded for their success with one of the game’s highest honors – a trip to the All-Star Game. The 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans marked the first of what many believe to be several trips to the league’s featured game for two of the NBA’s top point guards.

Damian Lillard

• His 181 3-pointers made rank second in the NBA this season after setting the NBA rookie record last year (185)
• Ranks 15th in the NBA in scoring (21.1), 22nd in assists (5.6) and fifth in free throw shooting (87.9%)
• Named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2014, and became the first Trail Blazer with three 3-pointers in an All-Star Game

Stephen Curry

• His 206 3-pointers made lead all NBA players this season after setting the NBA record last year (272)
• Ranks eighth in the NBA in scoring (23.2), fourth in assists (8.6) and ninth in free throw shooting (86.9%)
• Named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2014, making the start at point guard for the Western Conference