The Golden State Warriors cruised past the Portland Trail Blazers with a 116-94 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday evening time.
The Blazers saved the competitors shut inside the first half, nevertheless Curry drained two consecutive 3-pointers inside the final minute of the second quarter to supply the Warriors a nine-point lead at halftime.
Curry carried that momentum into the second half as he accomplished with 36 elements (12-of-23 taking footage), seven assists and 6 rebounds in 35 minutes to info the Warriors to a 1-0 sequence lead. He shot 9-of-15 from 3-point range.
“Steph got free and had a big night,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr knowledgeable reporters. “He carried us at times and obviously that was a big part of the game.”
Curry boosted the Warriors’ lead to 17 after one different 3-point make inside the third. Klay Thompson, who scored 26 elements on 10-of-24 taking footage, aided Curry in Golden State’s outburst from past the arc. The Warriors reworked 17-of-33 tries (51.5 %) from deep.
The Warriors continued to play with out star forward Kevin Durant, who missed his second straight sport on account of a correct calf stress. Draymond Green had a double-double with 12 elements, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 19 elements, six assists and 4 rebounds. CJ McCollum had 17 elements, three boards and an assist. The backcourt duo blended to shoot 11-for-31 in opposition to Golden State’s safety.
Rodney Hood, who carried out no matter a bone bruise in his left knee, scored 17 elements in 26 minutes off the bench. Maurice Harkless moreover scored 17 elements, and Enes Kanter had 10 elements and 16 rebounds.
Game 2 is Thursday evening time at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.