Warriors rout Trail Blazers to complete series sweep

Damian Lillard and the Blazers will take on Stephen Curry and the Warriors Monday. Kerr missed the last two games after symptoms from his back surgery two years ago suddenly flared up. Leonard, Durant and the rest of the league are still chasing LeBron James, who ended the Warriors' title hopes last year and will probably be back in the NBA Finals for a seventh straight year. Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes could also miss the game. In 2016, the Warriors tied with two other teams for fourth in that category, finishing 4.3 points per 100 possessions behind No.1 San Antonio. But the lead slipped away in the third quarter and the deeper Warriors prevailed 119-113. He was ruled out of Monday's game. Portland started 1 of 11 from the field; the Warriors hit 12 of their first 14 attempts.

The Warriors took a 108-100 lead, their biggest of the game, after Andre Iguodala's dunk with 4:05 to go. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 39.9 percent shooting.

"They came out really energized, focused". But, they can't able to save their team at the end. Also, he didn't make the finals in either of those 60-win seasons (with LeBron!), then went to the Lakers and with Steve Nash, Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, couldn't make the Princeton offense work, and was sacked very early in his second season.

Portland has traditionally played the Warriors with a lot of effort and they have usually fallen short.

The Warriors showed no signs of slowing in the third. He drilled five 3-pointers, dished out four helpers, finished in traffic, defended point guards, and continued driving up JaVale McGee's asking price. The Warriors could play without a coach and close out this series.

Despite Durant's injury woes, Golden State are in search of a series sweep. The Warriors raced out of the starting gates and left little doubt about the final result, building an insurmountable lead in the opening quarter that would carry them to a series victory.

In the first of two stints with Cleveland, Brown led the Cavs to their first NBA Finals appearance in 2007. While Wall scored 29 points, he was held to just seven assists and wasn't quite as effective getting his teammates involved.

AILING KERR: Kerr announced on Sunday that he would not be on the sideline for Game 4. While the Blazers have to be lauded for their efforts, this series will nearly certainly end with Game 4 on Monday night. Brown said he expects that Kerr will watch the game from the locker room.

  • Julie Sanders