The clubs haven’t met since January 29, which means the Warriors could very well be seeing a different-looking opponent. I think they know that.
He is going to play a huge role against the Warriors regardless of Nurkic’s availability.
The chalk tends to prevail in the National Basketball Association playoffs and the Warriors added scorer Kevin Durant to a starting five that came within a win of a title, so it’s not surprising they are better than even money.
While Damien Lillard is expected to play tonight, he will likely have a minutes restriction. Damian Lillard is averaging 27 points and 5.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 23 points and 3.6 rebounds.
The stash option is not available any more.
You can look at the Al-Farouq Aminu vs. Kevin Durant matchup as the deciding contest.
What makes the Warriors different: Thompson, Iguodala, Durant, Shaun Livingston and Draymond Green are good enough to cover for their teammate’s relative weakness on that end of the floor.
That means Lillard has to guard either Curry or Klay for long periods.
“He did look pretty good”, Lillard said. “I just want to give them back something”. Tonight will be a good test for the Pelicans, as their youngsters get a chance to show how they can play versus an National Basketball Association playoff caliber team.
Round one of the 2016-17 playoffs begins Saturday afternoon, with the Warriors-Trail Blazers squaring off Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for their first game. The Blazers won a game at home, and took the Warriors to overtime in game 4. He replied “Blazers in six” after a few seconds to think, sporting a big grin, knowing Portland will be the serious underdog.
Since his arrival in Portland, Nurkic has been embraced by Portland fans. Both have to be in top form when they come up against the Portland duo, excellent scorers in their own right. The value is with the points even though the Warriors are easily the better team. Coach Alvin Gentry said he’s getting minutes for the younger players to put some pressure on them and see how they respond. That’s huge for Portland if he returns.
“I’ve got the answer”, he said.
Harkless had a bonus incentive in his contract that paid an additional $500,000 if he finished the season shooting above 35 percent from 3-point land.
The Warriors realize this, too. Portland will open its series against top-seeded Golden State on Sunday afternoon in Oakland.
It’s no secret that the Warriors are the clear-cut favorites in this series.
“I’m sure they’ll get it going once the playoffs start”. Check out the full tv schedule below for the Blazers vs Warriors series.
“Obviously, they’re a great offensive team”, Westbrook said. This week on 16 April the Golden State Warriors will host the Portland Trail Blazers on BT Sport 1.
Knicks president Phil Jackson thinks forward Carmelo Anthony and the team might be better off going their separate ways after NY missed the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season.