Game Preview: Warriors vs. Trail Blazers - 2/14/19
The Warriors make their way to Portland on Wednesday to take on the Trail Blazers for their final regular season matchup.
HITTING THE TRAIL VS THE BLAZERS
The Dubs hit the road for one last game before the All-Star break to visit the Portland Trail Blazers. Golden State leads the four-game season series 2-1 going into their final regular season game. It’s been mixed results against Portland this year; the Warriors have won games in both the Bay Area and Portland by double-digits, but also lost one overtime game on Warriors Ground. The squad looks to enter the break on a high note with their fifth win in a row before getting a week to recoup.
LAST TIME OUT
Warriors held off the Utah Jazz in a 115-108 win. All three Dubs All-Stars scored 20-plus points: 28 for Durant, 24 for Curry, and 22 for Thompson. » Full Game Recap
MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
|1st in West||4th in West|
|PTS: 119.0 (1st)||PTS: 113.0 (11th)|
|REB: 46.4 (8th)||REB: 47.6 (3rd)|
|AST: 29.5 (1st)||AST: 22.8 (24th)|
LAST GAME'S STARTERS
GSW: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins
POR: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Al-Farouq Aminu and Maurice Harkless
MOVING ON UP
Klay Thompson hit three 3-pointers in Tuesday night's win over the Utah Jazz. That gave him enough in his career (1,721 3-pointers) to surpass Dale Ellis (1,719) for 18th place on the NBA's all-time 3-pointers made list.
|PTS: Curry (28.5)||PTS: Lillard (26.3)|
|REB: Green (7.6)||REB: Nurkic (10.2)|
|AST: Green (7.3)||AST: Lillard (6.3)|
PORTLAND SCOUTING REPORT
Portland is 6-4 in their last 10 games. However, the Trail Balzers still remain one of the top teams in the Western Conference; their overall 33-23 record has them currently sitting in fourth. The dynamic duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are always a three-ball threat, and Jusuf Nurkic continues to shine at the pivot point. Expect a fast-paced, exciting game from Portland.
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