Warriors take 2-0 lead into game 3 against the Trail Blazers
Golden State Warriors (57-25, first in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (53-29, third in the Western Conference during the regular season)
Portland; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Golden State leads series 2-0
BOTTOM LINE: The Golden State Warriors visit the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals with a 2-0 lead in the series. The Warriors won the previous meeting 114-111. Stephen Curry scored 37 points to lead Golden State to the win and Damian Lillard scored 23 points in the loss for Portland.
The Trail Blazers are 29-23 in Western Conference games. Portland averages 48 rebounds per game and is 45-15 when out-rebounding opponents.
The Warriors are 35-17 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State is third in the Western Conference shooting 38.5 percent from downtown. Curry leads the Warriors shooting 43.7 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Lillard is shooting 44.4 percent and averaging 25.8 points. CJ McCollum has averaged 24.1 points and collected five rebounds while shooting 43.0 percent over the last 10 games for Portland.
Curry leads the Warriors averaging 27.3 points and grabbing 5.4 rebounds. Kevin Durant has averaged 26.1 points and added 3.7 rebounds while shooting 34.0 percent over the last 10 games for Golden State.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Warriors: Averaging 117.6 points, 43.3 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 7.4 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting.
Trail Blazers: Averaging 109.9 points, 46.0 rebounds, 18.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting.
Trail Blazers Injuries: Jusuf Nurkic: out for season (leg fracture).
Warriors Injuries: DeMarcus Cousins: out (quad), Kevon Looney: day to day (knee), Kevin Durant: out (calf).