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The Trail Blazers look to end Golden State’s win streak as the Warriors travel to Portland.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Tip-off: 7:00pm PST
Where: Mode Center, Portland, OR
TV: CSN Bay Area, NBA TV
Radio: KNBR 680
Blog Buddy: www.blazersedge.com

Warriors is on tonight

Longest 8 days ever.

Team Overviews

The Warriors. It was nice having 8 days off and boy was it exciting to see Steph, Klay and Draymond represent our team during All-Star weekend. Last week's festivities have come and gone, and now it's time to get back into the swing of things. The Warriors are putting their 11-game win streak on the line as the team regroups after a long hiatus. The question I'm looking forward to seeing is how well our squad performs during the second half of the season?

Congrats Klay!

The Trail Blazers are sitting on a dead even 27-27 record with plenty of time to improve before the playoffs. Damian Lillard is on a scoring spree averaging 24.3 points per game. Something to be mindful about: Portland has been holding their opponents to under 96.8 points per game, which will be a bit challenge for Warriors if they get caught in the the Blazers web.

Key to the game: Get things back on track.
Let's get the routine going and compete strong. The 8 days off were great and a win tonight would be a strong start after the All-Star break. It's all about hitting those shots along with playing some solid defense on the court.

Highlight Predictions:

- Stephen Curry on overdrive. I can't help but predict Steph's going to light it up tonight. We've been treated to some pretty exciting games out here in Portland. It'll be fun seeing him go head to head with Damian Lillard.

- The 3-point champ strikes back! Without a doubt, Klay's got the smoothest stroke in the NBA. After being crowned the 3-point champion Saturday night, with the momentum on his side, he's going to shoot it lights out.

- Draymond Green records another triple double? I wouldn't be surprised if he did! He's leading the league so far with 10 and there's no stopping him now.

- Warriors chemistry is a key right now. Our coaching staff, the rotation and everyone's unselfish performance is why we're 48-4. If we start to look rusty early in the game, hopefully Coach Kerr can spot the problems and make adjustments.

Win Prediction: Let's make it 49 wins tonight Dub Nation. The Warriors take this 119-111!

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