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Green, Warriors beat Blazers for 3-0 lead in West finals

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) With Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green has taken it upon himself to boost Golden State.

And boy, has he.

Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Green had his seventh career postseason triple-double and Stephen Curry scored 36 points for Golden State, which moved a win away from a fifth straight trip to the NBA finals with Game 4 set for Monday.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it was one of the best games he's seen Green play.

''I don't even know what to say about Draymond,'' Kerr said. ''He was a wrecking ball, destroying everything in his path.''

Durant, the two-time NBA Finals MVP who was averaging more than 34 points during the playoffs, remains out with a sore right calf and his return is uncertain.

''When Kevin is not on the floor, I know I have to be more aggressive. So whether that's attacking the basket, putting more pressure on the defense, I understand that,'' said Green, who has had a triple double in each of the rounds during the playoffs - all on the road.

CJ McCollum had 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who led by 18 during the second quarter. Damian Lillard added 19 points, but Portland was hurt at the line, making just 20 of 33 attempts.

Golden State's Andre Iguodala left in the third quarter with a sore lower leg. Kerr said he will have an MRI on Sunday. Iguodala played 17 minutes and had nine points.

After trailing 66-53 at the half, the Warriors mounted a third-quarter comeback to lead 82-79 going into the fourth. Jonas Jerebko's jumper pushed the lead to 90-82 with 7:26 left.

Curry's 3-pointer made it 98-87 with just under five minutes to go, and Portland struggled to catch up - similar to their fourth-quarter fade in Game 2.

Game 3 was the first conference finals game in Portland since 2000. The Blazers lost that series to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.

No team has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win in the playoffs. Only three series have gone to a seventh game after one team opened with a 3-0 lead.

''We're going to give it our best effort on Monday. That's all that matters,'' Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. ''We're going to give it our best effort and whatever happen, happens.''

On Thursday, the Blazers were up 15 at halftime and led by eight with 4 1/2 minutes left before the Warriors rallied - boosted by Kevon Looney's dunk with less than a minute left, and a game-sealing steal from Iguodala - for a 114-111 Game 2 victory.

Both teams switched up their lineups for Game 3, with Portland's Meyers Leonard making his first start of the playoffs at center. Enes Kanter, despite sustaining a separated shoulder in the first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, started in all the previous games. Leonard provided a spark and finished with a career playoff-high 16 points.

Kerr started Damian Jones, who hadn't started since December and had made just two previous appearances in the playoffs. Jones, who played in just 24 games in the regular season because of a torn pectoral muscle, collected three fouls in the game's opening three minutes and headed to the bench.

Portland was boosted by the home crowd at the start, going up by 10 points in the first quarter. Seth Curry's jumper made it 60-42 with 2:28 left until halftime.

The Warriors roared back, closing within 76-75 on Alfonzo McKinnie's basket and pulling ahead on Looney's layup to cap a 10-0 run. Golden State outscored the Blazers 22-6 to close out the third quarter.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Jones was making his first career postseason start. ... The Warriors have used six different starting lineups in the 2019 playoffs. Jerebko was handed a flagrant I for a foul on Zach Collins in the second quarter. ... The Warriors have won at least one road game in 22 straight playoff series, extending their own record.

Trail Blazers: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was among the fans at the game. Also there was Sabrina Ionescu, who was on the Oregon team that went to the Final Four this season, and former Blazer Scottie Pippen (1999-2003). Portland has lost nine straight playoff games to Golden State, dating back to 2016.

TIRED?

Lillard, who hasn't had the commanding performances he had earlier in the playoffs, was asked if exhaustion was taking a toll. Later, reports emerged that he may have injured a rib in Game 2, although the Blazers did not immediately comment.

''Everybody's tired,'' he said. ''It's the third round of the playoffs after a long season. Our last series, I got a lot of attention. The team was giving me a lot of attention and the same thing in this series. It takes a lot to deal with that and go out and chase guys around on the defensive end.''

UP NEXT

Game 4 is set for Monday night in Portland.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:40   Maurice Harkless missed layup  
11:40   Personal foul on Meyers Leonard  
11:25   Stephen Curry missed floating jump shot  
11:17   Personal foul on Damian Jones  
11:13 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Meyers Leonard 0-3
10:57   Klay Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:48   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:43   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
10:33 +2 Draymond Green made driving layup, assist by Andre Iguodala 2-3
10:17 +3 CJ McCollum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 2-6
10:06   GS team rebound  
10:01   Bad pass turnover on Klay Thompson, stolen by Maurice Harkless  
9:45   Maurice Harkless missed driving layup, blocked by Draymond Green  
9:45   Offensive rebound by Maurice Harkless  
9:45   Shooting foul on Damian Jones  
9:45 +1 Maurice Harkless made 1st of 2 free throws 2-7
9:42   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
9:25   Defensive rebound by Meyers Leonard  
9:22   Damian Lillard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:19   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
9:15   Out of bounds turnover on Stephen Curry  
8:58   Bad pass turnover on Damian Lillard, stolen by Andre Iguodala  
8:55 +3 Klay Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andre Iguodala 5-7
8:43   Shooting foul on Damian Jones  
8:43 +1 CJ McCollum made 1st of 3 free throws 5-8
8:43 +1 CJ McCollum made 2nd of 3 free throws 5-9
8:43 +1 CJ McCollum made 3rd of 3 free throws 5-10
8:32   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
8:31   POR team rebound  
8:10 +2 Al-Farouq Aminu made floating jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 5-12
7:51   Andre Iguodala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:48   Defensive rebound by Maurice Harkless  
7:29   Defensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
7:20   Al-Farouq Aminu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:16   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
7:12   Violation  
7:01   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:58   Defensive rebound by Al-Farouq Aminu  
6:48 +3 Meyers Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Al-Farouq Aminu 5-15
6:41 +2 Draymond Green made floating jump shot 7-15
6:41   Violation  
6:41   Shooting foul on CJ McCollum  
6:41 +1 Draymond Green made free throw 8-15
6:22 +2 Meyers Leonard made hook shot, assist by CJ McCollum 8-17
6:10   Stephen Curry missed driving layup  
6:07   Defensive rebound by Al-Farouq Aminu  
6:06   Bad pass turnover on Al-Farouq Aminu, stolen by Klay Thompson  
5:53   Shooting foul on Andre Iguodala  
5:53 +1 Damian Lillard made 1st of 2 free throws 10-18
5:53 +1 Damian Lillard made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-19
5:41   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:36   Offensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
5:36 +2 Klay Thompson made dunk 12-19
5:28   Personal foul on Klay Thompson  
5:28   Damian Lillard missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:28 +1 Damian Lillard made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-20
5:14 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 14-20
4:50   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
4:40 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Klay Thompson 17-20
4:20   Shooting foul on Draymond Green  
4:20   Maurice Harkless missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:20 +1 Maurice Harkless made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-21
4:04 +2 Maurice Harkless made layup, assist by Damian Lillard 17-23
3:57   Draymond Green missed layup  
3:54   Defensive rebound by Maurice Harkless  
3:48 +2 Rodney Hood made turnaround jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 17-25
3:35 +2 Stephen Curry made jump shot 19-25
3:19   Personal foul on Klay Thompson  
3:19 +1 Damian Lillard made 1st of 2 free throws 19-26
3:19 +1 Damian Lillard made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-27
3:05 +1 Shaun Livingston made 1st of 2 free throws 20-27
3:05 +1 Shaun Livingston made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-27
2:46   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
2:36   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:35   Offensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
2:23   Draymond Green missed turnaround jump shot  
2:19   Offensive rebound by Alfonzo McKinnie  
2:12 +2 Stephen Curry made floating jump shot, assist by Shaun Livingston 23-27
1:44   Defensive rebound by Alfonzo McKinnie  
1:36 +2 Shaun Livingston made floating jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 25-27
1:16   Damian Lillard missed jump shot  
1:14   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
1:03   Personal foul on Seth Curry  
0:53   Shaun Livingston missed jump shot  
0:51   Defensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
0:34   Meyers Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:29 +2 Zach Collins made turnaround jump shot 25-29
0:10   Personal foul on Zach Collins  
0:10 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 26-29
0:10 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-29
0:01   Lost ball turnover on Damian Lillard, stolen by Shaun Livingston  
0:00   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   GS team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:40   GS team rebound  
11:35 +2 Jordan Bell made floating jump shot, assist by Klay Thompson 29-29
11:13   Flagrant foul on Jonas Jerebko  
11:13   Zach Collins missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:13   POR team rebound  
11:13 +1 Zach Collins made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-30
11:02   Shooting foul on Jordan Bell  
11:02 +1 Rodney Hood made 1st of 2 free throws 29-31
11:02   Rodney Hood missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:59   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
10:43   Bad pass turnover on Klay Thompson, stolen by Rodney Hood  
10:36 +2 Enes Kanter made layup, assist by Zach Collins 29-33
10:24   Personal foul on Rodney Hood  
10:17   Violation  
10:10   Shooting foul on Zach Collins  
10:10 +1 Klay Thompson made 1st of 2 free throws 30-33
10:08   Defensive rebound by Zach Collins  
9:59 +2 Seth Curry made jump shot 30-35
9:39 +2 Shaun Livingston made jump shot, assist by Jonas Jerebko 32-35
9:26   Personal foul on Quinn Cook  
9:13 +2 Evan Turner made jump shot 32-37
8:58   Defensive rebound by Evan Turner  
8:52   Enes Kanter missed driving layup  
8:48   Offensive rebound by Enes Kanter  
8:39   Jonas Jerebko missed floating jump shot  
8:36   Defensive rebound by Evan Turner  
8:30   Shooting foul on Shaun Livingston  
8:30 +1 CJ McCollum made 1st of 2 free throws 32-40
8:30 +1 CJ McCollum made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-41
8:11   Offensive rebound by Andrew Bogut  
8:03   Defensive rebound by Zach Collins  
7:54   POR team rebound  
7:54   Personal foul on Andrew Bogut  
7:54   Enes Kanter missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:54 +1 Enes Kanter made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-42
7:41   Defensive rebound by Enes Kanter  
7:33 +3 Evan Turner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 32-45
7:21   Defensive rebound by Enes Kanter  
7:13   Lost ball turnover on CJ McCollum, stolen by Klay Thompson  
7:09 +2 Quinn Cook made driving layup, assist by Klay Thompson 34-45
6:45   Offensive rebound by Enes Kanter  
6:45   Enes Kanter missed dunk  
6:44   Defensive rebound by Andrew Bogut  
6:36   Defensive rebound by Enes Kanter  
6:19   Offensive rebound by Zach Collins  
6:19   Zach Collins missed dunk  
6:16 +2 Enes Kanter made layup, assist by Zach Collins 34-47
5:55   Kevon Looney missed jump shot  
5:48   Bad pass turnover on Damian Lillard, stolen by Draymond Green  
5:44 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 37-47
5:24 +3 Meyers Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Maurice Harkless 37-50
5:13   Stephen Curry missed floating jump shot, blocked by Maurice Harkless  
5:07   Seth Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:07   GS team rebound  
5:07   Personal foul on Meyers Leonard  
4:48   Defensive rebound by Seth Curry  
4:41   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
4:39   Personal foul on Meyers Leonard  
4:27   Draymond Green missed hook shot  
4:26   POR team rebound  
4:14   Violation  
4:01 +2 Meyers Leonard made hook shot, assist by Damian Lillard 37-52
3:51 +2 Draymond Green made driving layup, assist by Stephen Curry 39-52
3:41   Damian Lillard missed reverse layup  
3:39   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
3:36   Shooting foul on Seth Curry  
3:36   Draymond Green missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:36 +1 Draymond Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 40-52
3:15   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
3:14 +2 Andre Iguodala made dunk, assist by Draymond Green 42-52
3:03 +2 Damian Lillard made jump shot 42-54
2:47   Bad pass turnover on Kevon Looney, stolen by Damian Lillard  
2:44 +2 Meyers Leonard made dunk, assist by Damian Lillard 42-56
2:44   Shooting foul on Draymond Green  
2:32   Bad pass turnover on Stephen Curry, stolen by Seth Curry  
2:28 +3 Seth Curry made 3-pt. jump shot 42-60
2:03   Damian Lillard missed driving layup, blocked by Klay Thompson  
2:01   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
2:00 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 47-60
1:30 +2 CJ McCollum made jump shot 47-62
1:19 +2 Kevon Looney made driving layup, assist by Klay Thompson 49-62
0:54   Shooting foul on Damian Lillard  
0:54 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 50-64
0:54 +1 Draymond Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-64
0:35   CJ McCollum missed floating jump shot  
0:27   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
0:25   Defensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
0:07   CJ McCollum missed jump shot  
0:03   Zach Collins missed dunk  
0:01 +2 CJ McCollum made dunk 51-66
0:00 +2 Draymond Green made floating jump shot 53-66
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:47   Discontinue dribble turnover on Draymond Green  
11:31   Bad pass turnover on Damian Lillard, stolen by Draymond Green  
11:27   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:19   Personal foul on Stephen Curry  
11:13   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:10   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
11:01   Personal foul on CJ McCollum  
11:01   Personal foul on CJ McCollum  
11:01 +1 Klay Thompson made free throw 54-66
10:56   Stephen Curry missed jump shot  
10:52   Defensive rebound by Al-Farouq Aminu  
10:38   Personal foul on Andre Iguodala  
10:23   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:20   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
10:15   Bad pass turnover on Draymond Green, stolen by Damian Lillard  
10:08 +2 CJ McCollum made jump shot, assist by Al-Farouq Aminu 54-68
9:44   Offensive rebound by Draymond Green  
9:41 +2 Jordan Bell made layup, assist by Draymond Green 56-68
9:22   GS team rebound  
9:07 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Bell 59-68
9:07   Shooting foul on Meyers Leonard  
9:07   Stephen Curry missed free throw  
9:04   Defensive rebound by Meyers Leonard  
8:51 +2 Damian Lillard made floating jump shot 59-70
8:27   Andre Iguodala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:24   Defensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
8:08 +3 Meyers Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Maurice Harkless 59-73
7:50   Shooting foul on Damian Lillard  
7:50 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 60-73
7:50 +1 Draymond Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 61-73
7:28   Maurice Harkless missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:24   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
7:16 +2 Klay Thompson made layup, assist by Draymond Green 63-73
6:51   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
6:45 +2 Draymond Green made layup, assist by Jordan Bell 65-73
6:17   Meyers Leonard missed floating jump shot  
6:15   Defensive rebound by Alfonzo McKinnie  
5:56   Defensive rebound by Al-Farouq Aminu  
5:45   Damian Lillard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:41   Jordan Bell missed driving dunk  
5:35   Shooting foul on Stephen Curry  
5:35 +1 CJ McCollum made 1st of 2 free throws 65-74
5:35   CJ McCollum missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:33   Defensive rebound by Jordan Bell  
5:20 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 67-74
5:03   Personal foul on Stephen Curry  
4:42   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
4:40   Defensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
4:28   Defensive rebound by Jordan Bell  
4:18 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot 69-76
4:00   Damian Lillard missed jump shot  
3:53 +2 Jordan Bell made dunk, assist by Draymond Green 71-76
3:22   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
3:18   Shooting foul on Zach Collins  
3:18 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 72-76
3:18 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 73-76
2:54   Enes Kanter missed layup, blocked by Kevon Looney  
2:52   Offensive rebound by Seth Curry  
2:45   Bad pass turnover on Seth Curry, stolen by Draymond Green  
2:42   Traveling violation turnover on Stephen Curry  
2:34   Offensive foul on Zach Collins  
2:34   Turnover on Zach Collins  
2:22   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:16 +2 Alfonzo McKinnie made reverse layup, assist by Stephen Curry 75-76
2:03   Damian Lillard missed driving layup  
2:01   Defensive rebound by Alfonzo McKinnie  
1:54 +2 Kevon Looney made driving layup, assist by Draymond Green 77-76
1:39 +2 Evan Turner made jump shot 77-78
1:17   Stephen Curry missed reverse layup  
1:15   Defensive rebound by Seth Curry  
0:56   Shooting foul on Draymond Green  
0:56 +1 Evan Turner made 1st of 2 free throws 77-79
0:55   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
0:44 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 80-79
0:32   Bad pass turnover on Evan Turner, stolen by Alfonzo McKinnie  
0:29