The Warriors are firmly in control of the Western Conference finals.
Golden State pulled out a 114-111 win over the Trail Blazers on Thursday in a back-and-forth Game 2 at Oracle Arena. The victory gave the Warriors a 2-0 series lead.
The Trail Blazers outplayed Golden State early and held a 15-point advantage heading into halftime. But, the Warriors worked their way back into the game by opening the third quarter on a 16-4 run and erased an eight-point deficit with a little less than 4:30 to play in the final period.
Portland had a final chance to tie the score trailing by three with 12.3 seconds remaining. Andre Iguodala, however, stripped the ball away from Damian Lillard as he was attempting a 3-pointer.
Andre Iguodala is underpaid at $16 million per year pic.twitter.com/zIz4PNrzlS
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 17, 2019
Stephen Curry was once again phenomenal for Golden State. He finished with 37 points on 11-of-22 shooting and added eight assists, along with eight rebounds. Klay Thompson added 24 points.
— NBA (@NBA) May 17, 2019
Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 45 points for Portland in the losing effort.
The Trail Blazers will host Game 3 on Saturday at the Moda Center.