Lillard Confident Blazers Can Win Series Versus Warriors
15 April, 2017, 02:21 | Author: Douglas Reid
That means the opportunity to host the first two games against the Blazers and possibly Games 5 and 7 if they are necessary.
The Blazers are now underdogs against a Warriors team that boasts Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. As for the Blazers, the duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum is looking to pull off the biggest first-round upset in recent National Basketball Association history. Both sharp-shooters sat out against the Spurs Monday night, Lillard with a right foot strain and McCollum with a right hand strain.
Since Steve Kerr took over as head coach in 2014-15, the Warriors swept the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the 2015 playoffs and went five games with the Houston Rockets in 2016's initial pairing. Dame thinks the Portland Trail Blazers can repeat what they did previous year vs the Los Angeles Clippers, this time against Golden State. Los Angeles would be the preferred opponent as the Warriors went undefeated against them this year, winning by no less than 10 points each time. They were able to fend off the Denver Nuggets to secure the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
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In recent history, the Warriors have had the most success against Houston.
This season, Portland comes into the playoffs at 41-41, while Golden State has the best record in the National Basketball Association at 67-15.
As shown in the full Blazers' 2017 schedule, the team did not do very well against the Warriors during the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season. The dates, times, and TV schedule for the 2017 NBA Playoffs are listed below, laying out the Portland Trail Blazers vs. He believes that the Blazers can shock the world and they can eliminate the Warriors in the first round. The value is with the points even though the Warriors are easily the better team. The series was actually closer than the statistics show.
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