Warriors run away and hide from Trail Blazers to complete sweep

Warriors run away and hide from Trail Blazers to complete sweep

"There was a sense of urgency", Stephen Curry said. "We didn't want to go back to (Oakland for a Game 5)".

Game on! Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will look to close 0ut their first round sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers during game 4 on April 24th at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon at 10:30pm EST. "You might need to force the issue".

The Warriors will get some rest before taking on the Jazz or Clippers in the next round.

The Warriors showed no signs of slowing in the third. Had he been healthy from the start, Portland might've had the munitions to do much more than test the presumptive champs in four games. It was a total team effort and a complete game. Golden State is 70-15 overall, 32-10 on the road and 42-40-3 against the spread.

Curry also had eight assists and seven rebounds. But we felt that the way the game had gone, we had to fight and do it for him. and the way that he said it was that we had to win one for the Gipper.

They came out smoking in the third quarter by making four of their first five shots on a quick 8-1 run to push their lead to 31 points and snuff out any hope of a Blazers comeback. Durant's dunk extended the lead to 22-3 and the rout was on. Al-Farouq Aminu had 25 points off the bench. Crabbe's 3-pointer and a free throw put Portland up 49-33. Draymond Green totaled 21, Klay Thompson 18 and Zaza Pachulia 11. Portland led 88-87 going into the final quarter.

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"Even if Steve Kerr is out for a little bit", added Windhorst, "(Golden State) has an experienced coach who knows how to operate a playoff series sitting in his seat". "Everybody made it rather easy for me to make the adjustment", the acting head coach said, via ESPN. "He's just not feeling well, and we'll see how he feels later on".

Though Durant is back, the Warriors are still without Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain), Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain and hand contusion) and Kevon Looney (hip strain). Kerr missed the last two games after symptoms from his back surgery two years ago suddenly flared up. Golden State shot 17-of-29 from distance and 53.5 percent overall.

But the NBA's youngest roster didn't appear to have the same cohesiveness or consistency as they had last season.

"Indescribable", Portland coach Terry Stotts said of the Warriors' start. Turner was handed an unsportsmanlike conduct technical.

The Golden State Warriors emphatically secured their spot in the conference semi-finals of the National Basketball Association play-offs after sweeping aside the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers fell 3-0 in the first round to the Lakers in the 2000 playoffs.