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Warriors Win Thriller in Portland

Golden State Moves to 3-0 For First Time Since '94-'95 Season
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The Warriors advanced to 3-0 on the season on Sunday night, defeating the Trail Blazers 95-90 in Portland. Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead runner to put the Dubs up by one with 7.5 seconds to go, and Stephen Curry sealed the game with four clutch free throws in the final seconds. Thompson followed up a career-best performance on Saturday with 29 points against the Trail Blazers, giving him 70 points in two nights. Curry added 21 points and six assists, while Andrew Bogut recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

As seems to always be the case when these two teams get together, this one came down to the wire. While the previous two contests between Golden State and Portland were decided by a combined total of three points, this one had the Warriors down 90-89 with 14.5 seconds left. Golden State had regained possession at that time after a video review gave the Warriors the ball following a mad scramble for a loose ball. Thompson, who had missed an open three-pointer from the corner with just under a minute remaining, drove to the hoop from left to right and elevated for a right-handed floater that gave the Warriors a 91-90 advantage. Golden State then intercepted the resulting inbound pass, sending Stephen Curry to the line after he was fouled. Curry sank both free throws and then once again intercepted the desperation inbound pass. His two resulting free throws put the game out of reach, and the Warriors escaped Portland with a very impressive road victory.

Warriors Down Portland 95-90

The Warriors beat the Trail Blazers 95-90 in a thriller on Sunday night in Portland.

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Warriors Down Portland 95-90

The Warriors beat the Trail Blazers 95-90 in a thriller on Sunday night in Portland.
Nov 2, 2014  |  01:55

Warriors in Portland: Another Look

With the Warriors winning in Portland, another key early season game comes Wednesday with the L.A. Clippers visiting Oracle Arena.
Nov 3, 2014  |  02:16

Warriors vs. Blazers

Klay Thompson scores 29 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 8.7 seconds left, and the Warriors defeat the Trail Blazers 95-90 on Sunday night.
Nov 1, 2014  |  00:00

Thompson Over Lopez

Klay Thompson blows past his defender and pounds it down over Robin Lopez.
Nov 1, 2014  |  00:00

Phantom: Warriors vs. Trail Blazers

Watch the phantom camera highlights from the Warriors win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
Nov 2, 2014  |  00:00

Klay Hits the Dagger

Klay Thompson fights to the middle of the lane and sticks the smooth go-ahead jumper over the defender.
Nov 1, 2014  |  00:00

Ezeli Block, Iguodala Bang

Festus Ezeli makes the big block to start the fast break and on the other end Andre Iguodala elevates for the throw down.
Nov 1, 2014  |  00:00

The win achieved multiple milestones for Golden State. Their third consecutive victory to open the season gives them their first 3-0 start since the 1994-95 season. It also gave them their 20th road victory in their last 28 road games, a mark that had never been reached previously in franchise history. Head coach Steve Kerr has only been around for two of those road victories, but this one made him the first Warriors head coach to win the first three games of his NBA head coaching career since Neil Johnston in 1959-60. They’ll look to remain undefeated when they take on the rival L.A. Clippers in their next game at home on Wednesday.


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