Golden State Warriors have proven themselves for late flurries of shooting to win the game this season. The same thing happened on Thursday night as Warriors were down by 8 points against Trail Blazers in Game 2 with only 4 minutes remaining. They were in need of every burst and a perfect pass to make a dunk.
Draymond Green said, “Our experience really helped us pay off tonight. We had a bunch of guys tonight who were not just going to quit tonight.”
Stephen Curry led the Warriors by 37 points as Warriors, who were down by 15 points in the 4th quarter, before they managed to beat the Portland Trail Blazers by 114-111 on Thursday night to win the Game 2. With this win, Warriors are now leading the Western Conference finals by 2-0 lead.
Steve Kerr, Warriors coach said that his team produced a late rally in a final few minutes of the game to win this game.
As for Terry Stotts of Blazers, he considered this to be a lost opportunity against the 2-time defending NBA champions.
CJ McCollum missed his jumper with final 32 seconds of the game while Green came from behind to score which gave the Blazers one final chance to win the game with 12.3 seconds to the game.
McCollum said, “They stole the game but they totally earned it down by the stretch.”
Seth Curry, Stephen Curry’s little brother scored 16 points and also gave Trail Blazers a lead with his 3-pointer in the final minute of the game but not long after Kevon Looney and other Warriors took the score to be at 112-111.
McCollum led the Portland Trail Blazers with his 22 points while Damian Lillard had 23 points along with 10 assists for the Blazers who looked more in sync after their previous Game 1 defeat.
As for the Game 3 of the Conference Finals, it will be played in Portland on Saturday night.