The Western Conference Finals started last night after the NBA Draft Lottery. The Golden State Warriors won the first game our of the potential seven-game series. For the first half of the game, the Portland Trail Blazers trailed the Golden State Warriors. The Trail Blazers started to pick up steam in the third quarter; however, the Warriors dominate offenses took over in the fourth quarter leading to a 116-94 Warriors victory.
Steph Curry played a stellar game with scoring 36 points that included nine 3-pointers. Curry outplayed both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in game one. Curry was not alone in his efforts. Klay Thompson had 26 points. Draymond Green had 12 points, 10 rebounds five assists, three blocks, and two steals. Even with the dominating force from the Warriors, the Trail Blazers gave a good effort. Lillard had 19 points. McCollum had 17 and missed five of his six three-point shots. Rodney Hood scored 17 points off the bench.
As both teams head to game two in Golden State, the Warriors need to maintain their momentum. On the other hand, the Portland Trail Brazer’s need to pick up momentum and get more players involved. Outshooting Golden State will be hard, so the Trail Blazers defense needs to increase. Game two will be tomorrow night at Golden State at 9 pm EST.