Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 36 points to lead the Warriors to a 116-94 win over the Blazers
Golden State Warriors 116 – 94 Portland Trail Blazers
GSW leads 1-0
Curry matched his postseason career high for 3s, also accomplished in Game 1 of last year’s finals against Cleveland. Curry shot 12 for 23 from the field in his fourth 30-point performance this postseason.
Curry, a two-time NBA most valuable player, outplayed the Portland duo of Damian Lillard and C. J. McCollum, who combined to go 11 for 31 facing a strong Golden State defense.
Enes Kanter was in the paint AGAIN on this Curry 3 (Dame has to ice this screen. He can’t let Curry get over the top) pic.twitter.com/qG3O1I3vxD
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 15, 2019
Klay Thompson had 26 points for the Warriors, including a late one-handed slam. Draymond Green established the energy on both ends early for the well-rested Warriors and finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals.
Lillard scored 19 points back home in Oakland, just miles from where he grew up. McCollum had 17 and missed five of his six 3s as the cold-shooting Blazers went just 7 for 28 from long range.