"It's when we're at our best in terms of everybody feeling like they are a threat on the floor, " Curry said. "I mean, honestly, even when K's (Durant) out there, he's our safety valve in terms of we can end a possession that way, but we try to get to those looks and those patterns as much as we can. It just puts so much pressure on the defense. "The Trail Blazers studied the film and saw everything that went wrong: 21 turnovers that led to 31 Warriors points, the breakdowns on pick-and-rolls that allowed Curry to go off for 36 points and nine 3-pointers, the defense against Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum that made it so difficult to find an offensive flow.
"He's important to things we do on both sides of the ball. But we also know one guy is not going to step in and make up for what Kevin brings up to the team, so it's up to everybody to step their game up a couple notches, and for the last two games, we've done that. "The Warriors certainly looked more like themselves with the crisp ball movement — leading to 30 assists — with almost everyone finding a way to contribute to the victory. Curry had seven of those assists, Green and Andre Iguodala each had five while Thompson and reserve Jordan Bell dished out three apiece.
m. | Thursday, May 16Location: Oracle Arena | Oakland, CaliforniaOdds: GSW -7. 5TV channel: ESPNChannel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, SlingLive stream: ESPN, ESPN Deportes | fuboTV (free trial)Associated Press previewThe Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster. They were playing with the kind of joy coach Steve Kerr talks about when things just click.
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