Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, lays up a shot past Portland Trail Blazers’ Maurice Harkless during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif.
Can anyone beat the Warriors? Can anyone stop this team? If my beloved Rockets couldn’t de-thrown them without KD at home in a “must win” game then I don’t know who can.
Portland may have narrowly defeated the Nuggets in 7 in the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs, but this is the Western Conference finals and now they are playing the reigning champions. Something only LeBron James could do with a healthy young Kyrie Irving in 7 games against a Warriors team with no Kevin Durant.
Stephen Curry hit nine three-pointers for 36 points as the No. 1 seed Golden State Warriors defeated the No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers 116-94 in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.
Damian Lillard scored 19 points for the visitors, who are down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. CJ McCollum, Moe Harkless and Rodney Hood each scored 17. This series will likely go 5 games with the Warriors winning 4-1.
FRIDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN WEEK 11
- Cross Country climbs in national rankingsThe men are ranked No. 27, while the women jumped to No. 29 this week.
- Video: Tom Herman press conferenceFootball head coach met with local media to preview Saturday's game at Baylor.
- Butler, Fields garner Big 12 weekly honorsBrionne Butler was named Defensive Player of the Week, and Skylar Fields was named Rookie of the Week.
- SOLD OUT: No. 1 Volleyball vs. Kansas200 seats remain for student Big Ticket purchasers.
- Men's Basketball enters Top 25 rankings of both major national pollsLonghorns appear at No. 22 in AP Top 25 and USA TODAY Sports Coaches poll.
- Video: Jerritt Elliott press conferenceHead Coach Jerritt Elliott addresses the media on Monday, Nov. 18