LAST TIME OUT
The Warriors fell behind early and never caught up in Monday’s 123-84 loss in Denver. Golden State could not complete a home-and-home sweep of the Nuggets after shooting 37 percent from the field and finding themselves behind on the boards 60-27. Nate Robinson knocked down four-for-six from deep and finished with 16 points and five assists while Klay Thompson added in 17. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. TRAIL BLAZERS
The Warriors and Trail Blazers have teamed up for some entertaining matchups this season. Portland holds a 2-1 advantage in the season series, however both Warriors defeats have gone down to the wire. Wednesday’s matchup will be this season’s fourth and final head-to-head meeting between the two teams, and the Warriors will be looking to bounce back from perhaps their worst defeat of the season. One player to watch in this matchup will be Charles Jenkins, who played his best game as a pro with 27 points and six assists in the most recent Golden State-Portland meeting, a 90-87 loss in Portland on March 25.
TIME TO BOUNCE BACK
If the Warriors are to bounce back from Monday’s nightmare, David Lee might be the one to lead the way. Always one to play with a high level of energy, Lee has stepped up even more in recent contests, averaging 24.3 points in 38.2 minutes to go with 8.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.1 steals over the last eight games. Furthermore, he has averaged 23.4 points and 10.7 rebounds in this season’s three prior matchups with Portland.
END OF THE ROAD
Wednesday’s contest ends a seven-game stretch with six road dates. The team will have played in six different states during that run, all of which took place over an 11-day period. Needless to say, the Warriors will be excited to come home with three of their next four games, after Wednesday, being played at Oracle Arena. With that said, the team can’t look past the Trail Blazers, who will be looking for a win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.
LIVE BY THE THREE
The Warriors’ sharpshooting has them flirting with the franchise record in 3-point percentage for the fourth-straight season, just behind last year’s .392 from behind-the-arc. Over the last three seasons, nobody has shot a better percentage from long distance than the Warriors (.384). Furthermore, the Warriors currently lead the NBA in 3-point shooting (.388) after Wednesday's 12-for-25 performance from downtown.
GAME NOTES: WARRIORS | TRAIL BLAZERS