Curry far too good for Blazers as Warriors savor romp

Sports | 16 May 2019

Stephen Curry had all kinds of room and capitalized, finding his shooting touch in a hurry to get the Golden State Warriors on a roll. Portland's defenders were either too far back in the paint or a step behind all night.

"Practice shots," Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard said of Curry's wide-open chances.

Making it look easy again, Curry knocked down nine three-pointers on his way to 36 points, leading the two-time defending champions past the Trail Blazers 116-94 in the opener of the NBA Western Conference finals.

"I know what I'm capable of. The situation calls for me to be a little bit more aggressive and hopefully that'll continue," said Curry, who came in shooting just 37.1 percent on three-pointers in the playoffs. "Obviously it's nice to see the ball go in ... I want to maintain that. Every game is different, you've got to re-establish yourself."

Klay Thompson added 26 points while Draymond Green finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals.

Lillard scored 19 points for the Blazers, while CJ McCollum had 17. Both struggled with their shooting.


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