Trail Blazers vs. Warriors, 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs

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Damian Lillard and C.J McCollum Need Help... By the NBA's count, the Blazers had 46 open shots in Game 1 and made only 19 of them.

Coach Terry Stotts will be satisfied with whatever gets his players going. The problem for them all season has been their bench, something to keep an eye on going forward.

At the beginning of this season the Warriors' wanted to take the villain role in the National Basketball Association, but to me they still aren't the villains of the league.

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This was the implied understanding all along among the players themselves, and filtering from the players to team management, which, frankly, would be insane not to embrace this long-term alliance, even if it takes them deep into the luxury tax. But when Green missed a dunk, McCollum let him have it. INJURY UPDATE: Portland's Jusuf Nurkic (right leg) says he will not play in Game 2. "On Last Year's Lost And Disappointing The NBA " I gave it a lot of thought, and it was like a recurring nightmare for a while", Curry tells me. I'm not sure if he felt it (pain) during the game or after.

Kerr said he expects Durant to return quickly, but added "you have to be careful" when the injury is a strained muscle.

McCollum put on a show early, tallying a franchise record 27 first half points.

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They know this conglomeration of talent and chemistry will not and can not be duplicated - do you think any of them wants to go searching for love, money and victories with. the 76ers? When they get going like that they are the toughest in the league to stop. But at some point we knew that we had to make a defensive stand and that we would get some stops. "All of sudden they weren't getting a bunch of easy stuff". Now, with Golden State set to host Portland for Game 2 on Wednesday, it looks like the injury is more serious than first reported.

Same went for Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who thought his two-time defending Western Conference champions were jittery in the first half of Game 1 against Portland before settling down. "(We) got to do it by a committee at times".

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However, they almost blew an 18-point lead in the fourth as the Pacers got within four before Cleveland closed it out at the line. George said he talked to Miles and told him that he needs to take the shot in that situation. "No, because we're right there".

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