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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NBA : Can Trail Blazers Push Warriors on Wednesday?

In Game 1, the Portland Trail Blazers played an even match against the Golden State Warriors for the first three quarters, but unraveled in the fourth quarter, losing by 12 points. They’ll need a better effort in the fourth quarter on Wednesday if they’re to tie the series.

After scoring at least 27 points in each of the first three quarters, the Trail Blazers managed just 21 in the fourth. The final score was 121-109 for Golden State. Portland will need more from their supporting cast, as Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 75 points, while the rest of the team contributed 34.

Golden State had a far more balanced team effort. Four of their five starters scored at least 15 points. Kevin Durant led the way with 32 points, and Draymond Green had an incredibly productive game with 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five blocked shots and three steals.

The Warriors have now won nine straight times as the host in this series and 15 of the last 17 matchups overall. Game 2 is Wednesday at 10:30 PM ET in Oracle Arena, Oakland.

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The Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 121-109 in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal. The Trail Blazers had no answers for the Warriors’ offense, as Golden State made 53.1% of their field goals, 40.7% of their threes while also collecting 24 free throws.
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The Warriors have now won all five meetings with the Trail Blazers this season while averaging 124.2 points per game. The Trail Blazers will have to find a way to slow them down defensively, or they’ll be facing an 0-2 series deficit after Wednesday’s affair.

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