The Warriors start the last leg of their journey on Sunday, April 16 at 12:30 on ABC, game two is Wednesday night on TNT, at the usual 7:30 start time. By becoming the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, the Warriors have clinched home court advantage through the entire postseason. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
Portland Trail Blazers Vs. The Warriors were a flawless 4-0 against the Blazers this year, although it should be noted that was before Portland traded for star center Jusef Nurkic. "I think after last season, and we played them well last game, we're going to compete".
The game didn't have playoff implications, but New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry liked what he saw as the Pelicans ended the season on a winning note Wednesday night at Moda Center.
If the Blazers can extend the series to five games again, we may see Chance scampering to find a new venue. Golden State dropped just five games this season in Oakland, one in overtime and another in double-overtime.
Damian Lillard and the Blazers were out of the playoff picture at the All-Star break but they have been playing great since acquiring Jusuf Nurkic.
In the final 2017 National Basketball Association playoff standings, the Blazers (41-41) finished 26 games behind the Warriors (67-15), showing just how much the rosters differ in overall talent. "The Warriors will have the priority on April 26", the spokesperson said.
The schedule clash's subtle slight was not lost on denizens of Warriors Twitter, who have taken to calling this year's campaign, with the addition of Kevin Durant, "arrogant season".
The Blazers are now underdogs against a Warriors team that boasts Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. They were able to fend off the Denver Nuggets to secure the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Predict a loss? Say the Warriors will sweep the Blazers?
Connaughton's fifth 3-point shot of the game pushed Portland ahead 93-84 with eight minutes left. The Golden State Warriors have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
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