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Podcast: Warriors-Blazers deep dive with SI.com's Ben Golliver

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The Golden State of Mindcast crew are joined by SI.com's Ben Golliver to break down the Western Conference semifinals matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trailblazers. We discuss the wildly eventful Game 2, the adjustments Portland has to make to account for the ever-ascendant Draymond Green, and whether the duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are the future of the Blazers franchise — or if they're just too small to compete for an NBA Championship.

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  • 0:26 — Introducing Ben Golliver — how did Portland react to the Game 2 loss?
  • 2:44 — Explaining the difference-makers between games 1 and 2
  • 5:45 — "The Eff You Anderson Varejao game"
  • 9:09 — Draymond Green: Superstar (read Ben's piece on Draymond on SI.com)
  • 14:01 — Tough task for Blazers in matches
  • 15:37 — Ivan fulfills contractual obligation to be disappointed in Harrison Barnes
  • 20:55 — Stotts' conundrum: go small for guard play at the expense of being able to guard anyone?
  • 24:27 — What other adjustments can Portland make to get Damian Lillard going?
  • 27:33 — Can Portland build around Lillard and McCollum or are they just too small together?
  • 35:21 — LaMarcus Aldridge is the enemy
  • 40:55 — The feeling on Portland streets: Confidence