Published: Tue, May 21, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Blazers star Lillard playing with separated ribs

Blazers star Lillard playing with separated ribs

Known at times for his temper and tangles with officials, a more mature Green has the Golden State Warriors on the brink of a fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals.

Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 110-99, on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals. Iguodala is listed as questionable for tonight's game with an injured lower leg but the team reported his MRI Sunday was clear.

The injury occurred in the third quarter of game two on Thursday, when the Warriors' Kevon Looney landed on top of Lillard in a scramble for the ball.

"We didn't want to risk anything and put him back in the game", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. This time, it was a 13-point deficit and they rallied without Andre Iguodala, who complained of a sore calf in the first half and played only four minutes after intermission. While it feels like the sucker move to jump on Golden State in the favorite role now, the Trail Blazers have shown us very little through three games to think this game is going to be any different. Thompson added his usual two-way effort, executing on offense and locking down on defense, contributing: 19 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks.

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Smith, a dad of three, is the founder, chairman and CEO of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners , which he created in 2000. One of the richest people in America has pledged to pay off the student loans of nearly 400 graduates.

Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard has hardly been a focal component of head coach Terry Stotts' rotations this season. The Warriors held a 3-1 lead, and we all know what happened next.

"They're just banking on the fact that we'll just live with what's happening, get the ball out of (my) hands and at some point (they'll) probably be able to take over the game". The Warriors will have a "Golden" opportunity to earn a series sweep, Monday night, in Game 4 versus the Blazers. After watching a 15-point halftime lead disintegrate in the third quarter of Game 2, the Blazers had to be thinking, "Not again".

In the most important ways, Game 3 felt like a replay of Game 2, just in a different arena. Stephen Curry scored 36 points to lead Golden State to the win and CJ McCollum recorded 23 points in defeat for Portland. "We've got guys out there - Steph, Klay and those guys who draw a lot of attention - so it's on me to do my job and come through for those guys".

The Warriors have been dealing with injuries to key players throughout the postseason.

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