Portland vs Golden State Thu, May 16
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I'm expecting more of the same this game as we saw last game. I don't think the Blazers can compete and they have no chance on the road and until these spreads are in the double digits i'm going to continue to ride the warriors.50%
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It's time for the Portland Trail Blazers to get nasty because, hey if not in the Western Conference finals vs. the Golden State Warriors, when? I still believe Warriors are going to miss KD here at some point, got to take the points tonight. Never quit.50%
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Golden State vs. Houston was seen as the real Western Conference Finals, Portland just doesn't matchup well against the Dubs. Without KD I think Portland will steal one game at home, but I still like Warriors to win this series in 5 games.
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The Warriors had an eFG% of 60.1% & shot 51.5% from 3 in Game 1. This is them at their best two years ago without KD compared to the Blazers awful shooting night - including 25% from 3. The Blazers should be able to regroup so take the points to be on the safe side. They are more than capable and something to point out is this - the Blazers had a much better rebounding night (especially offensively) than the Warriors. The Blazers also shot 87.1% from the FT line on 31 attempts - the Warriors had 18 attempts. If they can make at least HALF the shots they missed in Game 1 they will hang around. #RipCity50%
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This is my last day at the scenic Hawaiian beach bar, but so far we are undefeated here. I predict a Mai Tai to start the game and an ocean swim at halftime. Warriors win by 9.
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One change that may not require much adjustment: the Blazers shooting was pretty abysmal. They hit just 25% of their threes, and were 30 of 83 overall from the field a lowly 36%. After coming off a tough seven game series, expect the Blazers to regroup. Their goal was almost certainly to win at least one game in Oakland; with more time for the team and coaching staff to prepare, I expect a tougher game two tonight. Grab the 7.5 points.
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Golden State Portland Playoff Totals = 59.65% going UNDER
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I thought Portland might have a chance in this series without KD playing but the Trail Blazers didn't play a lick of defense in game one and this was an issue with the Denver Nuggets three point shooters as well. Portland easily allowed Steph and Klay to set a screen and get wide open looks. Why Portland isn't sending double teams, helping the screener and being more aggressive, forcing others to beat them, is beyond me. I'm sure Portland will try and make adjustments defensively and step up intensity but I just don't think it can be fixed. If the Golden State Warriors are going to get wide open looks offensively, the Trail Blazers have no chance in this series.
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I Like Portland to bounce back and cover the spread here. The Trail Blazers have to hope that they can shake off that dismal closing stretch to get back on track. Lillard has to shoot much better than he did in Game 7 against Denver (3 of 17) and in Game 1 against Golden State (4 of 12) from the floor. Golden State will be without Durant once again and Im not sold that the Warriors will get the bench production they had in the opener. The Trail Blazers know a win here is imperative: take the points and the visitors as they leave it all on the floor.
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Golden State Warriors (54% consensus). Stephen Curry was a dominating force in the series opener and the star point guard looks to follow up his strong outing when the Golden State Warriors host the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday. Curry matched his postseason career high of nine 3-pointers and scored 36 points as the Warriors rolled to a 116-94 home win on Tuesday... http://bit.ly/2iH70lk
Betting Prediction for Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors on May 16, 2019, 9:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Golden State will Win , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .
The Portland Trail Blazers know that if they don't shoot better than 40 percent from behind the arc vs the Golden State Warriors, this series is over. The Blazers shot 25 percent from deep in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals and will try to rectify that in Game 2 tonight. The Warriors will be without Kevin Durant again but they're 5-1 SU in six games this year without the all-star forward.The Warriors opened as 7.5-point favorites with a total of 219. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2w04U6u
Official Site of the Blazers: Trail Blazers Outplayed In Fourth Quarter Again, Warriors Take 2-0 Series Lead
OAKLAND -- No lead is ever safe versus a team like the Golden State Warriors, which is something the Trail Blazers already knew, but it doesn't make it any easier to stomach.
Portland took a 15-point lead into the halftime intermission, only to see the entirety of that advantage, and then some, vanish in the third quarter on the way to losing Game 2 114-111 in front of a sellout crowd of 19,596 Thursday night at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors now lead the series 2-0 with the next two games to be played in Portland.
San Jose Mercury News: Kevin Durant won't travel with Warriors for Games 3 and 4 in Portland
Kevin Durant might not play at all in the Warriors' post-season matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. Warriors general manager Bob Myers said on NBC Sports Bay Area that Durant will not travel with the Warriors to Portland for Game 3 (Saturday) and Game 4 (Monday). Although the Warriors have not offered an update yet on their revaluation of Durant's injured right calf on Thursday, Durant would only play in the Western Conference Finals should the Warriors and Trail Blazers have a Game 5 (May 22 in Oakland), Game 6 (May 24 in Portland) and a Game 7 (May 26 in Oakland).
San Jose Mercury News: Live playoff updates: Warriors vs. Blazers, Game 2 Thursday
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Join us Thursday at 6 p.m. for live scoring, news and analysis as the Warriors look to protect home court again in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle.
Strength in Numbers was more than an old slogan for the Warriors in Game 1 as they used some strong bench contributions to help fuel a 116-94 Game 1 victory on Tuesday night. Kevon Looney, Quinn Cook, Shaun Livingston and Jonas Jerebko, in particular, provided sparks for the Warriors, who have now won two straight postseason games without star Kevin Durant (strained right calf).
Blazer's Edge: How Can the Blazers Pull Off the Upset Over Golden State?
The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in a familiar position as the underdog yet again in these NBA Playoffs, this time against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Aside from LeBron James' 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors have looked pretty much unbeatable. So, how could Portland knock off Golden State? A panel of ESPN writers gave their takes on what has to go right:
5. If the Blazers win this series, how did they do it?
Young: The Warriors will likely deploy a trapping and blitzing approach to Lillard, so it will be on McCollum to cook against Thompson.
Official Site of the Blazers: WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 2 PREVIEW: (3) Portland Trail Blazers vs. (1) Golden State Warriors
After dropping Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals to the top-seeded Golden State Warriors, the Trail Blazers have another chance to steal away home court in Game 2 Thursday night at Oracle Arena before the series shifts to Portland. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Despite little going right for the Trail Blazers in Game 1, they still managed to go into the fourth quarter down six points. But the Warriors outscored the Blazers by 16 in the fourth quarter to turn a close game into a blowout.
"As much as we turned the ball over, the shots that we allowed them to get up, and to be going into the fourth quarter and still be a game, that shows that, if we're just a little bit better, that game is going to be much closer down the stretch," said Damian Lillard.
Fansided: 3 Portland adjustments Golden State must be prepared for in Game 2
Especially against the Golden State Warriors, it's difficult to come out on the road with the passion and effort it takes to win. With a rowdy Oracle crowd, the Trail Blazers were handed a 22-point loss, a performance many expected.
Now, although down in the series, it should be obvious what Terry Stotts must correct, and the Blazers should come out far more disciplined in Game 2. They committed an unprecedented 21 turnovers which doomed them even without factoring in their mere 36% shooting.
On the offensive end, the Blazers looked fatigued and lacked the energy needed to beat the Warriors in Oracle.