Last time out
The Golden State Warriors began round two of the 2016 NBA Playoffs with a bang.
Klay Thompson led the way 37 points and Draymond Green recorded a powerful 23, 13 and 11 triple double during a 118-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. It was one helluva game for Golden State on Sunday.
The Warriors shot 47% from the field in Game 1 and out-rebounded Portland 55-40. They had an amazing first quarter, holding the Trail Blazers to 17 points.
Warriors Fun Facts:
Andrew Bogut has recorded his 63rd career postseason block, tied with George Johnson for the most postseason blocks in franchise history.— WarriorsPR (@WarriorsPR) May 1, 2016
Klay Thompson has his third straight playoff game of seven 3-pointers.— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) May 1, 2016
Stephen Curry Injury Update:
The Trail Blazers need to put a stop on Klay's hot streak if they want to compete tonight. Had it not been for the Warriors hot start in the first quarter, this would have been a closer game.
Hopefully Damian Lillard's chest cold will have passed and we'll be able to see him at 100%. For them to compete, they'll need to shoot at a higher percentage and out rebound the Dubs to close out the game.
Key to the game: Play unselfish.
Our squad kept the ball moving Sunday with five players in double digits and just about everyone else putting in additional buckets. Let's keep that stride going and outplay Portland every step of the way. Key players will have high scoring nights but everyone can help keep the momentum going.
- All eyes on Klay. He set the party off right nailing 37 points (7 of which were 3's) to start off the series. He's stepped it up in a major way with Curry absent.
- Draymond is a Triple Double Machine. 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists is what we got out of Dray on Sunday. This man is lighting up the stat sheet and helping out in every way imaginable. He's been a huge factor in the team's chemistry.
- Andrew Bogut can't stop rebounding. Bogut's helping us in many ways under the basket and he's doing it on the rebounding end. Andrew recorded 12 rebounds against Portland alongside his teammates who had 55 total. Turning those rebounds into points will be key.
- "Playoff" Barnes. This has been an ongoing discussion among fans. Though he's had some bright spots since the start of the start of the playoffs, there's been talk of Harrison stepping his game up to fill in the gap of Curry's absence. He's been a role player but an explosive Barnes may erupt as we speak... and that may happen tonight.
Back to back wins at the Roaracle. Klay with another stellar night and the Dubs win it 114-100.