Game Preview: Warriors vs. Trail Blazers - 11/26/21

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WARRIORS' WINNING WAYS
Riding a five game winning streak, the Warriors host the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night at Chase Center. The Warriors have won nine straight games at home, winning by an average margin of 20.6 points per game.

LAST TIME OUT
Trailing by 19 points in the second quarter, the Warriors overcame their largest deficit of the season to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-96. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 25 points and 10 assists on 9-of-16 shooting. Andrew Wiggins added 19 points and six rebounds, while Draymond Green flirted with a triple-double, recording 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. » Full Game Recap

MATCHUP AT A GLANCE

GSW POR
16-2 10-9
1st in West 6th in West
PTS: 114.3 (1st) PTS: 110.9 (5th)
REB: 47.2 (3rd) REB: 45.5 (17th)
AST: 29.4 (1st) AST: 23.8 (8th)

PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS
GSW: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney
POR: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Norman Powell, Robert Covington and Jusuf Nurkic

INJURY & ROSTER NOTES
GSW: Klay Thompson (right Achilles tendon repair) and James Wiseman (right knee meniscus repair) are out. Team Notes

POR: TBD. Team Notes

WIGGINS’ THREE-GAME STRETCH
Andrew Wiggins has had an impressive three-game stretch for the Warriors. The forward has been averaging 26.0 points per game since Nov. 19, ranking seventh in the league over that span. He has been shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from 3-point range, while also averaging 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, a steal and a block.

TEAM LEADERS

GSW POR
PTS: Curry (28.2) PTS: Lillard (22.3)
REB: Green (8.0) REB: Nurkic (11.3)
AST: Green (7.6) AST: Lillard (8.1)

PORTLAND SCOUTING REPORT
The Trail Blazers lost to the Kings 125-121 on Wednesday night. Jusuf Nurkic recorded 28 points and 17 rebounds in the loss. All-Star point guard Damion Lillard leads the Trail Blazers, averaging a team-high 22.3 points and 8.1 assists per game this season. CJ McCollum is averaging 20.6 points, making 3.3 3-pointers per game. The 10-9 Trail Blazers have won four of their past five games, but have struggled on the road this season. They have a 1-8 record on the road, with a 9-1 record at home.

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