Warriors Take Down the Blazers in Game 1 (VIDEO)

by May 02, 2016

No need to hurry back, Stephen Curry.

The Golden State Warriors are doing just fine without the MVP, as they took care of the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Draymond Green had a triple-double and Klay Thompson added 37 points in the convincing victory.

Per the AP:

“Everything has to be racheted up,” said Green, who posted his second career postseason triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for the defending champions. “I just told the guys that we’ve got to come out with a defensive mindset.”


The offense happened on its own, with all five starters scoring in double figures. […] Thompson hit seven more 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to make at least seven 3s in three straight playoff games.


Thompson hit a Curry-esque 30-foot 3-pointer in the opening minutes followed by another jumper to put Golden State up 10-2, and the Warriors ran with it from there. Thompson scored 18 of his points in the first quarter on 7-for-10 shooting with four 3s as Golden State built a 37-17 lead. […] Damian Lillard had another slow start back home in the Bay Area, missing 11 of his first 13 shots before finishing with 30 points — 10 on free throws. Thompson had the tough chore of stopping him.