Golden State hits strong against Portland

The two-time defending Warriors won 116-94 on the floor against Trail Balzers in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals.

The World with AFP Posted today at 06h41, updated at 08h00

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The two-time NBA defending champion Golden State ideally kicked off their Western conference final with a showdown against Portland, dominated by 116-94 on Tuesday (May 14th).

The Warriors lead a win to zero and can double the bet Thursday, still in their room. Despite the absence of Kevin Durant, who still has a calf injury, Stephen Curry and his teammates have never been worried by the Trail Blazers.

The Golden State leader scored 36 points, including nine three-point baskets, in 35 minutes of play. He had joined the locker room at the break with 19 points to his personal counter. Teammate Klay Thompson, who has been back on the offensive for a week, added 26 points.

Milwaukee or Toronto East

Portland returned to six points early in 4e period (79-73), but the Californians quickly resumed the sea thanks to their duo Thompson-Curry and especially the lack of realism Trail Blazers (36.1% shooting success).

Damian Lillard finished top scorer in Portland with 19 points (4 of 12 in the shot), but his team that clinched their qualification Sunday after a very physical series against Denver (4-3), soon seemed out of reach. breath.

The winner of this conference final will be opposed to Milwaukee or Toronto, opponents in the Eastern Conference final starting Wednesday. Golden State has played in the last four NBA Finals and has won three (2015, 2017, 2018).

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