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And The last two games have been near-mirror images for the Warriors as they have started slowly
Also trailed Portland by double digits at halftime before turning it on in the third quarter to roar by the Trail Blazers.
Lillard had 19 points and six assists in Game 3, but he was hounded into a 5-for-18 shooting performance while also committing five turnovers.
It is unknown if the separated rib suffered in his collision with Looney in Game 2 was a factor Saturday night
but the All-Star guard has not been able to find the transcendent level he showed in the first round against Oklahoma City
in which he averaged 33.0 points and shot 48.1 percent from 3-point range.
The biggest difference between Games 2 and 3 is that Golden State did not give Portland a chance to regroup in the fourth quarter
While Stephen Curry had another huge offensive game with 36 points and has tormented Portland’s backcourt all series
Draymond Green had another superb all-around effort with 20 points, 13 assists, and 12 rebounds for his seventh career postseason triple-double.
His play throughout this series has helped Golden State deal with playing minus starters Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins
while moving one win shy of joining the 1957-66 Boston Celtics as the only teams to play in at least five straight NBA Finals.
“I just really wanted to come in with the mindset of being more aggressive,” Green said at Sunday’s media availability.
The Warriors have been positively lethal in the second half of this series, outscoring the Blazers by 55 points in the three victories.
But it has been necessary because of the slow starts in all three games, including an 18-point deficit late in the first half of Game 3.
Some of it has been on coach Steve Kerr trying to figure out how to fill the hole in the middle without Cousins.
He gave Damian Jones, who had played only three minutes in the postseason, the start Saturday night
and the gamble backfired as he picked up three fouls in the first 3:17 as Portland bolted to the lead while hitting 13 first-quarter free throws.
“I think avoiding fouls is the biggest thing,” Kerr said about the slow starts while maintaining he will bring Kevon Looney off the bench since he prefers that to starting him. “I think they had 13 free throws in the first half yesterday.
So the early foul trouble hurt us. If we can avoid that and make them make shots from the field rather than the free throw line, I think we can get off to a better start.”
Definitely, Golden State again got a huge effort from its bench, which accounted for 33 points as five reserves had at least five players
That helped compensate for a “quiet” 19 points by Klay Thompson, who went 1 for 5 from 3-point range and 8 for 20 overall.
Thompson has averaged 23.0 points in this series but has yet to have one of those stretches
where he scorches the net the All-Star guard is shooting 39.4 percent overall and 36.4 percent (8 for 22) from 3-point range.
Of course, Golden State’s aggressive hedging on the Blazers backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum is taking its toll especially on Lillard