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Blazers Blow 17-Point Lead, Warriors Take 2-0 Lead

No lead is ever big enough.

Portland led 65-48 late in the half, and 65-50 at the break. The lead shrunk to three in less than five minutes of third quarter action.

CJ McCollum was great in the first half with 16 points. Damian Lillard didn’t score in the opening 12 minutes, but he was rebounding and assisting like crazy.

Lillard had 10 points at the half.

The Blazers got good contributions from Al-Farouq Aminu, 9 points, and Moe Harkless, 8 points, in the opening 24 minutes.

Unfortunately, Aminu didn’t score the rest of the game. Harkless finished with 12.

Luckily, Seth Curry stepped up his scoring, especially late. Curry’s 16 points carried the Blazers late, including three clutch 3-pointers in the final frame.

When it seemed like Portland was going to be out of it, Seth bailed them out.

The Blazers were 23-2 when Seth Curry scores 10 or more in the regular year and the playoffs, now 23-3.

Seth Curry led Golden State with 37, Klay Thompson had 24 and Draymond Green nearly collected a triple double, 16 points, 10 boards, 7 assists.

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals is Saturday night in Moda. Tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m. on ESPN-TV.

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