Warriors Beat the Blazers in Game 1 as Stephen Curry Sinks Nine 3-Pointers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry made 9 Three-pointers and scored 36 issues, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Path Blazers, 116-94, on Tuesday night time in Recreation 1 of the Western Convention finals whilst enjoying with out the injured superstar Kevin Durant as soon as once more.

Curry shot 12 for 23 from the sphere in his fourth 30-point efficiency this postseason, discovering way more open seems than he had within the final spherical in opposition to Houston. Curry, a two-time N.B.A. Most worthy participant, outplayed the Portland duo of Damian Lillard and C. J. McCollum, who mixed to head 11 for 31 dealing with a robust Golden State protection.

Klay Thompson had 26 issues for the Warriors, together with a overdue one-handed slam. Draymond Inexperienced established the power on each ends early for the well-rested Warriors and completed with 12 issues, 10 rebounds, five assists, Three blocks and a couple of steals.

Lillard scored 19 issues again house in Oakland, simply miles from the place he grew up. McCollum had 17 and neglected 5 of his six 3s because the cold-shooting Blazers went simply 7 for 28 from lengthy vary.

Recreation 2 is Thursday night time, and the Warriors are not likely to have Durant, the two-time reigning N.B.A. finals M.V.P., again from a strained proper calf. An replace on Durant’s standing is predicted that day as soon as he’s re-examined.

Curry matched his postseason occupation prime for 3s, additionally completed in Recreation 1 of final 12 months’s finals in opposition to Cleveland.

His more youthful brother, Seth, had simplest Three issues for Portland, which shot 36.1 p.c over all.

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