It truly doesn’t get old watching the Golden State Warriors greatness which was on display once again with a big-time victory in Game 3.
When the Portland Trail Blazers built up an 18-point lead midway through the second quarter of Game 3, they were looking to right the wrongs of their collapse in Game 2. Heading into halftime, the Golden State Warriors had shot just 41.7 percent from the field and 4-of-14 from the 3-point line. Backed by a raucous Moda Center crowd, surely the Blazers could find a way to avoid a 3-0 series deficit.
The Warriors were unaffected by the circumstances that may have affected most mortal squads. Instead, they did what they’ve done time and time again, erasing that double-digit deficit in what would ultimately amount to a 110-99 Game 3 victory.
It was the Big Three for Golden State who led the way once again. Stephen Curry continued his supremacy over Portland with 36 points and six 3-pointers. He’s now averaging 36.3 points per game and shooting above 50/40/90 during this series. Klay Thompson chipped in 19 points with five rebounds and five assists.
The true breakout performer for the Dubs was their often-criticized swiss army knife power forward. Averaging 12.8 points per game during these playoffs, Draymond Green posted 20 along with 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
The Trail Blazers once again saw limited production from their star-studded backcourt. Neither CJ McCollum nor Damian Lillard had anything going in this soul-crushing defeat. The two combined for 42 points on just 31.4 percent shooting from the field.
Every time it looks as though the Warriors will be bested, they go into halftime and manage to come out the other side a completely different team. They now sit just one win away from their fifth consecutive NBA Finals, the destination we had them pegged for all season long but with a journey they’ve made all their own.