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Starts: Sat. May 18th @ 9:00 pm EST

Consensus Picks

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GS
80%
Picks
20%
POR
+2.5
85%
ATS
15%
-2.5
U
43%
220.5
57%
O

SBD Predicted Score

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A statistically-based calculation predicting how many points each team will score
116.4 - 115

Current Warriors vs Trail Blazers Odds

Odds History
Moneyline Spread Total
+115 2.15 23/20 0.47 +2.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 O 221.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
-135 1.74 20/27 0.57 -2.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52 U 221.5 -110 1.91 10/11 0.52
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+125 2.25 5/4 0.44 +2.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 O 220.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
-145 1.69 20/29 0.59 -2.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 U 220.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52

Matchup Overview

The Trail Blazers will try to dig themselves out of an 0-2 hole on Saturday, May 18 when they take on the Warriors in Portland. Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals tips off at 9:00 p.m. EST at Moda Center.

Golden State Refused to Quit in Game 2

It would have been understandable if the Warriors had thrown in the towel at half time of Game 2. After all, the defending champs were down by 15 and were playing without their leading scorer and their starting center. Most teams would have conceded defeat, but Golden State simply turned on the jets, outscoring Portland 39-24 during the game’s decisive third quarter.

Steph Curry led all scorers with 37 points and Klay Thompson dropped in 24 as the Warriors picked up their fourth consecutive postseason win.

Spicy Curry

Steph wasn’t the only Curry who had a big night on Thursday. Seth also turned heads with a  sensational performance on both ends of the court. The Blazers guard had 16 points in 29 minutes and finished with a game-high four steals. His big brother couldn’t help but gush about him afterwards.

“This was like the coolest experience I think I’ve ever had playing against him,” Steph told reporters. “You talk about the stage, he was amazing tonight… It worked out perfectly tonight. He played well and we won.”

Portland Faces an Uphill Struggle

History is not on the side of the Blazers. Only 20 teams have won a seven-game series after trailing 0-2. The only time it’s ever happened in the Western Conference Finals was in 2012 when the Thunder toppled the Spurs.

Durant is Done

Kevin Durant has been ruled out for Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals. The 10-time All-Star has been receiving around-the-clock treatment on his strained right calf but is still days away from returning to the court.

“It’s a little more serious than we thought at the very beginning, so we’ll see where it all goes.” Golden State coach Steve Kerr told reporters. “Hopefully he’ll be back at some point, but we’ll just wait and see.”

Will Boogie Be Back?

Many observers assumed DeMarcus Cousins’ season was over when he tore his left quadriceps in Game 2 of Golden State’s first-round series against Los Angeles. However, Boogie is ahead of schedule in his rehab and the Warriors are now quietly optimistic that he’ll return to action soon. The four-time All-Star will be reevaluated by the team’s medical staff next week.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors Regular Season Statistical Comparison

OFFENSE

Trail Blazers
VS
Warriors

113.6 (3rd) Offensive Rating 114.9 (1st)
114.7 (6th) Points 117.7 (2nd)
23.0 (25th) Assists 29.4 (1st)
46.7 (12th) Field-Goal Percentage 49.1 (1st)
35.9 (9th) Three-Point Percentage 38.5 (3rd)
+4.2 (7th) Plus/Minus +6.5 (2nd)

DEFENSE

Trail Blazers
VS
Warriors

109.5 (16th) Defensive Rating 108.5 (11th)
110.5 (14th) Points 111.2 (16th)
45.7 (13th) Field-Goal Percentage 44.4 (3rd)
35.9 (18th) Three-Point Percentage 34.7 (11th)
47.8 (12th) Points In The Paint 47.1 (7th)

Blazers Favored to Win at Home

Oddsmakers are believers in these high-powered offenses, as they’ve set the game total at a robust 221, with the Trail Blazers opening as 2.5-point favorites. Golden State is 41-54-1 against the spread this season and 47-49-0 over/under, compared to 52-43-1 ATS and 53-43-0 over/under for Portland.