A monstrous 1st quarter phenomenal three-point shooting and elite defense helped the Dubs dispose of the Blazers in 4 games.
By Cole Reece| April 24th
The Golden State Warriors dominated the Portland Trailblazers in Moda arena. Tonight the Dubs completed the 4 game sweep as they beat the Blazers 128-103. It started in the opening quarter where Golden State dropped 45 points. It was a playoff record for the Warriors their previous high was 42. The Splash Triplets and Draymond were out in full force. In the 1st quarter, they hit 8/10 three-pointers as Curry led all scorers with 12 points. The defense was again front and center as the Blazers scored only 22 points to open the initial frame. Portland could never answer the Warriors stellar play. Damian Lillard refused to give up on his team. The Oakland native scored 34 points in the losing effort. Steph Curry showed out and dropped 37 points as he made 7 out of 11 from beyond the arc. Draymond Green continued to lead the Warriors in three-point percentage. Green made 5 three’s to go along with 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. It was a total team effort and a complete game. As a team, the Warriors made 17 three’s and had a total of 41 blocks in the 4 game series. They held Portland to 38% in the contest to round out the stats. The pursuit of the title has gotten off to a great start. Golden State now gets to rest as they await their next opponent. Make sure to tune into KSRO when the Warriors resume play.