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    • Alfonzo McKinnie GS SF
      Warriors' Alfonzo McKinnie: Plays 21 minutes in win
      9h ago

      McKinnie finished with five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), nine rebounds and a steal across 21 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

      McKinnie played his most minutes of the 2019 postseason in Saturday's Game 3 victory. With Andre Iguodala (calf) the latest Warrior to be sidelined, McKinnie earned additional playing time and turned it into five points and nine boards. If Iguodala is forced to miss additional time moving forward, McKinnie would be a likely candidate to see a bump in minutes.

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    • Klay Thompson GS SG
      Warriors' Klay Thompson: Scores 19 in win
      10h ago

      Thompson totaled 19 points (8-20 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 40 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

      Thompson led the way for Golden State in the minutes department in Saturday's win, delivering a respectable all-around stat line despite his shooting struggles. He made just one of his five three-point attempts and finished with his lowest point total and lowest number of made threes in the last five games. Still, his work on defense and respectable rebound and assist totals made this a worthwhile performance.

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    • Zach Collins POR PF
      Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Plays 20 minutes off bench
      10h ago

      Collins finished with six points (2-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and a block over 20 minutes in the Trail Blazers' loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

      Collins played 20 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss after playing just eight minutes in Game 2. Although he scored only six points, he grabbed eight rebounds, handed out two assists and swatted a shot. It was a disappointing effort from Collins, but he'll still be an affordable daily option due to his upside for Monday's Game 4.

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    • CJ McCollum POR SG
      Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum: Leads team in scoring
      10h ago

      McCollum totaled 23 points (7-20 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 7-12 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two steals over 38 minutes in the Trail Blazers' loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

      McCollum led the Blazers in scoring in Saturday's loss, though he did so with an inefficient shooting performance, going just 7-20 from the field. In 12 games prior to the series with Golden State, McCollum averaged 25.6 points per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Those numbers have decreased to 20.7 points and 37.1 percent respectively, and McCollum has now scored a total of 62 points on 62 shots in the Western Conference Finals. The Blazers will likely play their final home game of the season in Monday's Game 4, where McCollum will have a chance to rectify his recent shooting and scoring woes.

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    • Andre Iguodala GS SG
      Warriors' Andre Iguodala: Heading for MRI
      10h ago

      Iguodala exited Saturday's Game 3 win over the Trail Blazers with left calf tightness, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports. According to Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News, he will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity of the injury.

      Iguodala went to the locker room multiple times during Saturday's game at Portland, ultimately playing only 18 minutes. The 35-year-old battled a knee issue in the latter stages of the series win over the Rockets, but the current injury appears to be a separate concern. He should be considered questionable for Monday's Game 4 until the results of the MRI are announced.

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    • Damian Lillard POR PG
      Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Inefficient shooting once again
      10h ago

      Lillard totaled 19 points (5-18 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT), six rebounds, six assists and two steals over 40 minutes in the Trail Blazers' loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

      In a must-win Game 3, Lillard came up small, scoring just 19 points and going 5-18 from the floor. His final stat line was certainly serviceable from a fantasy perspective, but his inefficiency and low scoring total were contributing factors to another loss. With Game 4 on Monday and the series virtually out of reach, Lillard will be playing primarily for pride in front of his home crowd where he's likely to bounce back.

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    • Enes Kanter POR C
      Trail Blazers' Enes Kanter: Coming off bench for Game 3
      13h ago

      Kanter will come off the bench for Saturday's Game 3 against the Warriors, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

      After two losses at the hands of Golden State, coach Terry Stotts will opt to start Meyers Leonard over Kanter. Kanter played just 19 minutes during Game 2, and it's possible he sees less time in Game 2.

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    • Andrew Bogut GS C
      Warriors' Andrew Bogut: Coming off bench for Game 3
      14h ago

      Bogut will come off the bench for Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

      In a surprising move, coach Steve Kerr will start Damian Jones ahead of Bogut. Across the past two games, Bogut has seen a combined 12 minutes, but it's possible his workload will be reduced.

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    • Damian Jones GS C
      Warriors' Damian Jones: Starting Game 3
      14h ago

      Jones will start Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

      In a surprising development, Jones will draw the nod over Andrew Bogut. Jones has played a combined four minutes across the first two games of this series, collecting three points and two rebounds. It's possible Bogut and Kevon Looney see a reduction in workload.

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    • Marc Gasol TOR C
      Raptors' Marc Gasol: Rough night Friday
      1d ago

      Gasol had just two points (1-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist, and one block in 19 minutes during Friday's 125-103 loss to the Bucks.

      Gasol was dreadful during Friday's blowout loss in Game of the Eastern Conference Finals, coming away with just two points on 1-of-9 shooting. It was a frustrating night for the veteran as he struggled to find any rhythm, continuing his questionable production of late. Gasol was not brought in especially for his scoring ability but certainly needs to be better than this if the Raptors are to make this a competitive series. He will look to bounce back in Game 3 at home, a game that is basically now a must-win for the Raptors.

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    • Kevon Looney GS C
      Warriors' Kevon Looney: Steps up off bench in Game 2 win
      2d ago

      Looney netted 14 points (6-6 FG, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 29 minutes during the Warriors' 114-111 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.

      Looney was an invaluable source of offense off the bench, pacing the second unit and posting his second 14-point tally over the last three games. The big man has been generally solid on the boards as well, and with Kevin Durant (calf) out for the foreseeable future according to latest reports, Looney should continue seeing a workload of 20 minutes at minimum for the time being.

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    • DeMarcus Cousins GS C
      Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins: Resumes on-court work
      3d ago

      Cousins (quad) has progressed to on-court workouts.

      Cousins has missed the Warriors' last 11 games but the team is hopeful he'll be able to return yet this postseason. While he isn't yet ready for live action his transition to on-court work is encouraging. The Warriors announced that Cousins will be reevaluated in a week, meaning he'll likely not be able to return until Game 5 or Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at the very earliest, if the series goes that far.

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    • Zach Collins POR PF
      Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Plays 20 minutes off bench
      10h ago

      Collins finished with six points (2-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and a block over 20 minutes in the Trail Blazers' loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

      Collins played 20 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss after playing just eight minutes in Game 2. Although he scored only six points, he grabbed eight rebounds, handed out two assists and swatted a shot. It was a disappointing effort from Collins, but he'll still be an affordable daily option due to his upside for Monday's Game 4.

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    • Meyers Leonard POR PF
      Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard: Shines in starting lineup
      10h ago

      Leonard finished with 16 points (6-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists and three rebounds over 31 minutes in the Trail Blazers' loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

      Leonard got his first playoff start of the season, and he made the most of his opportunity. The big man scored 16 points, thanks to a trio of triples, and he found ways to contribute on the glass and by facilitating teammates. Although the Blazers lost, Leonard looked to be more effective than Enes Kanter had been, and the former may have earned another start in Monday's win-or-go-home Game 4.

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    • Draymond Green GS PF
      Warriors' Draymond Green: Big triple-double in win
      10h ago

      Green totaled 20 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 13 rebounds, 12 assists, four steals and a block across 38 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

      Green put on a show Saturday with a big triple-double. He orchestrated the offense beautifully, dishing 12 times and chipped in the second most points on his team behind Steph Curry's 36. Green provided some patented defense as well with 13 boards, four steals and a block. He'll continue to see heavier usage and increased production with Kevin Durant (calf) sidelined indefinitely.

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    • Meyers Leonard POR PF
      Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard: Starting for Game 3
      13h ago

      Leonard will start during Saturday's Game 3 against the Warriors, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

      After not playing in Game 1, Leonard saw 17 minutes in Game 2, posting seven points, six boards and two assists in 17 minutes. In looking for a change of pace, coach Terry Stotts will opt to start Leonard over Enes Kanter.

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    • Nikola Mirotic MIL PF
      Bucks' Nikola Mirotic: Gets hot early in Friday's win
      1d ago

      Mirotic tallied 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), and six rebounds in 23 minutes during Friday's 125-103 victory over Toronto.

      Mirotic was hot to begin the game Friday, helping the Bucks to a commanding first-quarter lead. He cooled off from then but the damage was essentially done with the Bucks steamrolling the Raptors in an eventual 22-point victory. Mirotic continues to run with the starters despite the return of Malcolm Brogdon and it appears that could remain the case for the immediate future. The Bucks will now head North where they will look to take a stranglehold on the series as they look to reach their first NBA Finals since 1974.

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    • Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL PF
      Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Dominates as Bucks go up 2-0
      1d ago

      Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points (10-20 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 9-12 FT), 17 rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and one steal in 35 minutes during Friday's 125-103 victory over the Raptors.

      Unlike the Game 1 victory, the Bucks led from start to finish to take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Raptors. Antetokounmpo was unstoppable and led the Bucks with 30 points to go with 17 rebounds and numbers across the board. He was earlier named as a finalist in the MVP award as well as defensive player of the year, and his complete skillset was certainly on show in this one. The series will now head north to Toronto where the Bucks will look to steal at least one road game. Look for Antetokounmpo to continue his stellar production despite what will undoubtedly be a hostile crowd.

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    • Alfonzo McKinnie GS SF
      Warriors' Alfonzo McKinnie: Plays 21 minutes in win
      9h ago

      McKinnie finished with five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), nine rebounds and a steal across 21 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

      McKinnie played his most minutes of the 2019 postseason in Saturday's Game 3 victory. With Andre Iguodala (calf) the latest Warrior to be sidelined, McKinnie earned additional playing time and turned it into five points and nine boards. If Iguodala is forced to miss additional time moving forward, McKinnie would be a likely candidate to see a bump in minutes.

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    • Norman Powell TOR SF
      Raptors' Norman Powell: Stakes claim for more playing time
      1d ago

      Powell tallied 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four rebounds, and two assists in 25 minutes during Friday's 125-103 loss to Milwaukee.

      On what was a disappointing night for the Raptors, Powell at least showed signs of life, ending with 14 points including a pair of three-pointers. He has outplayed Danny Green in both Game 1 and 2 and there is certainly a case for him to be seeing more court time, perhaps even sliding into the starting lineup. Whatever happens, the Raptors are going to need a lot more from anyone not named Kawhi Leonard if they are to get a look at reaching the NBA Finals.

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    • Kawhi Leonard TOR SF
      Raptors' Kawhi Leonard: Lone performance in thumping loss
      1d ago

      Leonard finished with 31 points (10-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 10-10 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, and one block in 38 minutes during Friday's 125-103 loss to the Bucks.

      Leonard almost outscored the rest of the Raptors starting unit by himself Friday, dropping 31 points in another impressive performance. Unfortunately for the Raptors, they are now behind 2-0, trailing a Bucks team that seems intent on wrapping things up quickly. Leonard's production has been simply amazing throughout the playoffs but he will need a number of other players to step up if they hope to turn this into a competitive series.

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    • Ersan Ilyasova MIL SF
      Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova: Leads second unit in blowout win
      1d ago

      Ilyasova ended with 17 points (7-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 21 minutes during Friday's 125-103 victory over Toronto.

      Despite another impressive performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, it was the bench unit that shone during the Bucks easy Game 2 victory over the Raptors. Ilyasova himself had his best game of the playoffs, dropping 17 points in just 21 minutes. He nailed two triples as well taking a number of charges, something he is very adept at doing. The Bucks run nine players deep on most nights and their ability to garner production from a range of sources certainly gives them a foot up on their opponents.

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    • Maurice Harkless POR SF
      Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Second consecutive solid effort
      2d ago

      Harkless registered 12 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 23 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 114-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.

      Harkless has opened the conference finals with consecutive double-digit scoring efforts, only the second time he's accomplished the feat this postseason. The veteran wing has gotten it done with 57.7 percent shooting, a level of efficiency that he didn't come close to matching over the first two playoff series despite some serviceable performances. Harkless will look to keep the hot hand going in Saturday's critical Game 3 on his home floor of Moda Center.

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    • Kevin Durant GS SF
      Warriors' Kevin Durant: Out through Game 4
      3d ago

      Durant (calf) won't travel to Portland and will miss Game 3 and Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Brian Witt of the Warriors' official site reports.

      Durant was already ruled out of Game 2 but the team had held out hope he'd be able to return on the road in the Western Conference Finals. It's no guarantee he'll return for Game 5, should the series go that far, but that's the soonest he can play. For the time being look for Andre Iguodala, who's starting in Durant's place, to continue seeing extra minutes.

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    • Klay Thompson GS SG
      Warriors' Klay Thompson: Scores 19 in win
      10h ago

      Thompson totaled 19 points (8-20 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 40 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

      Thompson led the way for Golden State in the minutes department in Saturday's win, delivering a respectable all-around stat line despite his shooting struggles. He made just one of his five three-point attempts and finished with his lowest point total and lowest number of made threes in the last five games. Still, his work on defense and respectable rebound and assist totals made this a worthwhile performance.

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    • CJ McCollum POR SG
      Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum: Leads team in scoring
      10h ago

      McCollum totaled 23 points (7-20 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 7-12 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two steals over 38 minutes in the Trail Blazers' loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

      McCollum led the Blazers in scoring in Saturday's loss, though he did so with an inefficient shooting performance, going just 7-20 from the field. In 12 games prior to the series with Golden State, McCollum averaged 25.6 points per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Those numbers have decreased to 20.7 points and 37.1 percent respectively, and McCollum has now scored a total of 62 points on 62 shots in the Western Conference Finals. The Blazers will likely play their final home game of the season in Monday's Game 4, where McCollum will have a chance to rectify his recent shooting and scoring woes.

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    • Andre Iguodala GS SG
      Warriors' Andre Iguodala: Heading for MRI
      10h ago

      Iguodala exited Saturday's Game 3 win over the Trail Blazers with left calf tightness, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports. According to Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News, he will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity of the injury.

      Iguodala went to the locker room multiple times during Saturday's game at Portland, ultimately playing only 18 minutes. The 35-year-old battled a knee issue in the latter stages of the series win over the Rockets, but the current injury appears to be a separate concern. He should be considered questionable for Monday's Game 4 until the results of the MRI are announced.

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    • Patrick McCaw TOR SG
      Raptors' Patrick McCaw: Out again for Game 2
      2d ago

      McCaw (personal) is out for Friday's Game 2 against the Bucks, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

      McCaw will miss a second straight game due to a personal issue. The situation shouldn't affect the Raptors' rotation much, as he has yet to see double-digit minutes in any playoff game.

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    • Rodney Hood POR SG
      Trail Blazers' Rodney Hood: Solid again in Game 2 loss
      2d ago

      Hood managed 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 21 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 114-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.

      Hood continues to tough out a knee bruise, but he's still managed to average a rock-solid 14.5 points off the bench over the first two games of the series. The fifth-year wing has shot 50.0 percent in each of those contests, including 40.0 percent from three-point range. Hood should continue seeing a workload of 20 minutes at minimum in Saturday's critical Game 3 on his home floor.

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    • Seth Curry POR SG
      Trail Blazers' Seth Curry: Meaningful contributor off bench
      2d ago

      Curry furnished 16 points (5-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one rebound and four steals across 29 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 114-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.

      Curry stepped up in significant fashion during the narrow loss, pacing the Blazers bench in scoring and matching his postseason high in points in the process. The 28-year-old has enjoyed steady playing time throughout the playoffs, but his contributions have remained inconsistent due to spotty shooting. Curry boosted his success rate from Game 1's abysmal 14.3 percent to 55.6 percent Thursday, and it remains to be seen if he'll be able to carry over the hot hand into Saturday's Game 3 on his home floor.

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    • Damian Lillard POR PG
      Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Inefficient shooting once again
      10h ago

      Lillard totaled 19 points (5-18 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT), six rebounds, six assists and two steals over 40 minutes in the Trail Blazers' loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

      In a must-win Game 3, Lillard came up small, scoring just 19 points and going 5-18 from the floor. His final stat line was certainly serviceable from a fantasy perspective, but his inefficiency and low scoring total were contributing factors to another loss. With Game 4 on Monday and the series virtually out of reach, Lillard will be playing primarily for pride in front of his home crowd where he's likely to bounce back.

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    • Stephen Curry GS PG
      Warriors' Stephen Curry: Drops 36 as Warriors' go up 3-0
      10h ago

      Curry finished with 36 points (11-26 FG, 6-16 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 37 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

      Curry finished with his fourth straight 30-point effort as the Warriors clawed back from a 13-point halftime deficit to get the win and go up 3-0 on the Blazers. The recent scoring outburst has unsurprisingly coincided with the absence of Kevin Durant (calf). Curry will continue to be the first option on offense while Durant sits, and with no timetable for the latter to return, it's safe to fire Curry up as a must-start in daily formats.

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    • Malcolm Brogdon MIL PG
      Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon: Another impressive night
      1d ago

      Brogdon totaled 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five assists, four rebounds, and one steal in 25 minutes during Friday's 125-103 victory over the Raptors.

      Brogdon, playing in just his third game since returning from injury, continues to produce for the Bucks despite coming off the bench. It remains unclear as to whether he will eventually move back into the starting lineup, although given their current state of play, he could remain on the bench at least for the foreseeable future. He certainly adds another dimension to the Bucks on both ends of the floor and their depth right now is unquestionably the best remaining in the playoffs.

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    • Tyreke Evans IND PG
      Pacers' Tyreke Evans: Dismissed, disqualified from NBA
      2d ago

      Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA due to a violation of the NBA's anti-drug program, Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports reports. He is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years.

      This is obviously a serious development for Evans, who won't be able to play in the NBA again until 2021-22 at the earliest, which would be his age 32-season. He's coming off the worst season of his career, appearing in 69 games for the Pacers and scoring 10.2 points per game on 38.9 percent shooting. Evans was set to become a free agent this summer.

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    • Stephen Curry GS PG
      Warriors' Stephen Curry: Stellar in Game 2 comeback
      2d ago

      Curry totaled 37 points (11-22 FG, 4-14 3Pt, 11-11 FT), eight rebounds and eight assists across 39 minutes during the Warriors' 114-111 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.

      As good as Curry was in Game 1, the perennial All-Star one-upped himself in Game 2. Curry scored an additional point, recorded two additional rebounds and upped his assist total by one as well as compared to the opening installment of the series Tuesday. Curry's contributions were particularly valuable to open the second half, when he jump-started the Warriors by scoring the first eight points of the third quarter. With an average of 36.5 points on 51.1 percent shooting through the first two games of the series, Curry will look to keep up his MVP-caliber numbers during Game 3 in Portland on Saturday.

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    • Damian Lillard POR PG
      Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Key gaffe in closing seconds
      2d ago

      Lillard posted 23 points (6-16 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 10 assists, five rebounds and one steal across 43 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 114-111 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday.

      Lillard paced the Blazers in scoring and assists, and his stellar performance from behind the arc was integral to Portland being in position for an upset victory in the closing seconds. However, Lillard ultimately committed the biggest error of the contest when he had the ball stolen from him by Andre Iguodala on the final possession. Lillard has struggled overall from an efficiency standpoint over the first two games of the series, as he's drained just 35.4 percent of his 28 attempts across that pair of contests. He'll look to up his accuracy in Game 3 on Saturday night.

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