Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

Ross Houston
April 25, 2017

He just wanted the win.

Never allowing the Trail Blazers to find an offensive rhythm, the Warriors rolled to a 128-103 Game 4 triumph Monday night, completing a sweep of the first-round Western Conference playoff series. Watch the Golden State Warriors vs Trail Blazers Live Streaming and also, get Game 4 Lineups here.

"KD guarded me that series", Green said on the November 21 edition of "The Vertical Podcast with Woj". "Obviously, we miss Steve, but Mike did a tremendous job and he's been there before, you could tell".

"I was just trying to make the right play, tried to get in the flow of the game".

The Warriors took their first 20-point lead on Klay Thompson's three-pointer with 6:01 left in the frame, which Stephen Curry followed soon after with a 29-foot trey of his own. Assistant coach Mike Brown temporarily subbed for Kerr in their 119-113 win over Portland and is expected to do the same in Game 4 on Monday.

Unfortunately, C.J. McCollum went out on a down note with six points on 2-of-12 shooting. Check out Game 4 tonight at 3:30 GMT. With things getting worse, I decided I couldn't coach. The big man missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two games of the playoffs with a non-displaced fracture in his right leg. He performed well as a come back by scored two points, 11 rebounds, and four assists in his 17 minutes. He predicted the Trail Blazers would beat the Warriors in six games. Over the last two games, the Warriors have proven they can get the job done without arguably their best player. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 101 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting. He's shooting the ball extremely well, hitting 61.1 percent of his three-pointers (first in the National Basketball Association, minimum 10 attempts) and 92.9 percent of his free-throw attempts (sixth in the NBA).

Serge Ibaka (19 points), DeMar DeRozan (18) and Kyle Lowry (16) were also good contributors.

The Warriors went on a 21-3 run to pull in front 85-83, capped by a pair of baskets from Iguodala and Draymond Green.

Steve Kerr missed 43 games during Golden State's record-breaking 73-win season a year ago due to complications from a back surgery and a spinal fluid leak. He missed the first 43 games last season dealing with symptoms such as headaches, nausea and an aching neck. Golden State has scored 110+ points in each of the first three games of a playoff series for the first time since the 2007 Conference Semifinals against the Jazz. Kerr was named Coach of the Year.

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