Durant shines in Golden State playoff debut in Game 1 win

Durant shines in Golden State playoff debut in Game 1 win

"You guys make this a true home court advantage for us and we're going to need that energy during this playoff run", Curry said to the fans who stuck around rather than cut out early in hopes of beating traffic.

"I think if you ask them and they were being honest, they don't like all the hype he gets, and they have to direct it that way", Thompson said.

According to FOX Sports, Curry and Durant took roughly 200 3-point shots.

The Warriors will host the Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs beginning with Game 1 on Sunday afternoon at Oracle Arena.

The first game between Lakers and Warriors in this season have ended with the loss of Lakers. While the top-seeded Warriors had their 14-game winning streak snapped by the Utah Jazz on Monday, the young Lakers team is trying to finish the season with six consecutive victories.

As the final period got underway, Ian Clark did what he often does to give the Blazers fits and chipped in during a 15-2 run on the way to 12 points off the bench. The 6-foot-3 guard scored a putback off his own miss in the paint one possession then knocked down a 3-pointer the next as Golden State went ahead 97-90 with 8:59 remaining.

The shot-making tandem combined for 48 of their team's 56 points through halftime as was tied. (13 points, 11 rebounds), Julius Randle (13 points) and Brandon Ingram (11 points), they didn't have enough to stop Golden State's fine-tuned offense. Durant had 24 in the first half and 29 total points in 27 minutes, needing only 16 shots and sitting the entire fourth quarter. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. Thompson wound up with 15 points. In a new interview, Thompson says it's precisely that "miraculous rise" that's made Curry the target of "disdain" from many of his National Basketball Association peers.

The fact that Curry is the only player in history to have ever been unanimously tabbed as league MVP and reigns as one of the league's most popular players also doesn't seem to sit well with James, and it seems the three-time champ is not alone in his assessment.

But he was part of a 135-90 debacle on December 17 here - the Warriors' largest margin of victory in the rivalry - that prompted coach Terry Stotts to say afterward, "It's embarrassing to get beat by 45".

The Warriors started the game quick by hitting a few three-pointers resulting in a eight-point lead five minutes into the contest.

Warriors: Curry moved by Wilt Chamberlain (507) for second place on the Warriors list for career playoff field goals. This comes a day after news surfaced that Curry had the best-selling jersey stateside for the second straight year and that Golden State maintained its spot atop team merchandise sales.

Most importantly, the Warriors escaped the last game of the season without any injuries, aside from Zaza Pachulia leaving the game for a bit, but he would return later so all signs point to him being fine.

Related News:

  • Manhunt for man who broadcasted shooting on Facebook live in Cleveland

    Manhunt for man who broadcasted shooting on Facebook live in Cleveland

    Police did not confirm the sightings, but nine schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Despite expanding the search, Williams said that there was no evidence that Stephens was now out of Ohio.
    CPJ: investigate threats to paper over Chechen gay torture

    CPJ: investigate threats to paper over Chechen gay torture

    Novaya Gazeta stresses that the main idea of the resolution "pushes religious fanatics towards massacre of journalists".+. The situation has become so grave that the U.S.
    Esquimalt Lions host hundreds at their annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Esquimalt Lions host hundreds at their annual Easter Egg Hunt

    First lady Eleanor Roosevelt pauses to greet 3-year-old Jean Doering at the start of the 1936 White House Easter Egg Roll. Egg hunts have become a part of Easter tradition, but not many in Kern County get their eggs from the sky.
  • Samsung Fails to Deliver Bixby Voice Assistant with Galaxy S8 at Launch

    The Samsung refuse to spoke the reason why the voice assistant feature was being delayed. Owners will have to wait till spring 2017 to take Bixby Voice for a spin.

    Braves top Padres 4-2 as Dickey pitches in 3rd Atlanta park

    Fans also got to the see the statue of Aaron, which shows the moment of impact during his home run that broke Babe Ruth's record. Ramirez had a career-high six RBIs with home runs in the first off Verlander (1-1) and in the eighth against Anibal Sanchez.
    Netflix on the verge of hitting 100 million subscribers

    Netflix on the verge of hitting 100 million subscribers

    Following the transaction, the insider now owns 21,756 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,099,142.20. These estimates imply just a little over 6x increase from the year-ago quarter when EPS came in at just 6 cents per share.
  • Jeff Sessions Announces a New Crackdown on Immigrants and

    Jeff Sessions Announces a New Crackdown on Immigrants and "Filth"

    Between September 2015 through September 2016, 52 percent of all federal prosecutions in the US were for immigration violations. Also targeted for felony prosecutions: anyone who knowingly enters into a sham marriage to evade immigration laws.
    Xbox Fanfest Heads to E3 2017 with Project Scorpio

    Xbox Fanfest Heads to E3 2017 with Project Scorpio

    The distribution of these tickets will start at 6am on April 19 and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans can look on the Xbox Twitter account and under the hashtag #XboxFanFest to get more information.

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at war over third baby

    The whole sobbing scene of Kim Kardashian is when she received the news about her husband's emotional breakdown. One can see Kourtney and Kim , about 3 and 2 years old, looking for chocolates in the family garden.
  • 'Fate of the Furious' wins the race at the weekend box office

    The Fate of the Furious was released in 60 markets and generated an estimated $17 million in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The film brought in $100.2 million domestically and also made headlines for its global and worldwide performance.
    Champions League: Griezmann stars as Atletico Madrid outplay Leicester City

    Champions League: Griezmann stars as Atletico Madrid outplay Leicester City

    The performance gives them hope for the return leg of their quarter-final tie at the King Power Stadium next week. Atletico Madrid struck in the first half at home to English Premier League champions Leicester City.
    Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over

    Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over

    On Monday, Pence will also meet South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn and National Assembly speaker Chung Sye-kyun. Shortly before Pence's arrival in South Korea, the DPRK test-launched an unidentified missile from its east coast.


Most liked

Man dragged off United flight reportedly prepares to sue
Attorneys for Dao filed court papers Wednesday asking the airline and the city of Chicago to preserve evidence in the case. In a letter to employees that was leaked to CNBC Monday, Munoz described the passenger as "disruptive and belligerent".

Champions League is Real Madrid's competition - Bale
However, the win came at a price for Real Madrid as Bale was forced off in the 59 minute after suffering a problem in his calf. We know they can harm the rival but they have also flaws, like all the teams.

Man Utd boss Mourinho: I had to protect Ibrahimovic
For me if we were able to reach this target it would be a miracle. But Chelsea does have a more favourable run-in than Tottenham.

Arsenal board to discuss Arsene Wenger's future next month
It is a fact that any team fighting relegation becomes very risky at this point in the season, but surely Wenger can get the Gunners up for a fight.

President Rouhani Reiterates Iran's Non-Stop Military Growth
One big question is why Raisi would risk a run for the presidency if he has ambitions to become supreme leader as many speculate. But in an open election I think people would vote for Rouhani. "The nuclear deal is a legal document and a pact".

SNL Season 42 review: Was Jimmy Fallon amusing ?
SNL reached back to its bag of tricks with the cold open this week featuring Alec Baldwin's return as Donald Trump. Styles ended up participating in a couple of sketches throughout the night, as some musical guests do.

North Korea Launches Missile, Military Officials Believe It Has Failed
North Korea has warned the United States that it is "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks", as it displayed its war arsenal. Vice President Mike Pence was due in the South for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms programme.

Tesla's Model S 100D Nails EPA Ratings As Claimed!
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S was available with a 60 kWh battery pack, the cheapest version of the vehicle for the owners. Tesla's automotive gross profit margin is particularly important as the company brings its Model 3 to market later this year.

Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony split up
There are no plans for either parent to move and they have no desire to uproot their 10-year-old son from his life in NY . TMZ speculated that stress over Carmelo Anthony's standing with the Knicks has caused strain on the couple's marriage.

North Korea will test missiles weekly, senior official says
It allowed the vice president to gaze at North Korean soldiers afar and stare directly across a border marked by razor wire. He said his country "is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S".

Jackie Robinson statue unveiled at Dodger Stadium
The Robinson statue is the first in what president and CEO Stan Kastan plans to be a series of sculptures honoring Dodgers greats. News and World Report, the Dodgers will be revealing a bronze statue of Robinson at Dodgers stadium on Saturday.

Athletics - Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles
She became an author and TV commentator for the Olympics, World and National championships before returning to marathons at 64. Fifty years ago, Switzer's boyfriend had to fend off a race official who sought to physically stop her from running.

Teenage girl dies following shark attack in Western Australia today
In 2014, surfer Sean Pollard lost his right hand and his left arm above the elbow in a shark attack at the same break. A 17-year-old girl has died following a shark attack near Esperance on the south-western coast of Western Australia.

'Fast and the Furious' on road to record global debut
More chapters are indeed due in the saga, which began in 2001, with the next episodes due for release in 2019 and 2021. Despite the rising costs, the film remains on pace to top $1 billion worldwide, making more sequels a certainty.

Statewide average gas prices fall 6 cents
Prices could rise in the coming weeks, said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, in a press release. Average retail gasoline prices in NY have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50 per gallon Sunday.