OAKLAND, California – Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Klay Thompson was 31 years old, and the Golden State Warriors hit the worst blow in early 2013 at four games, defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 125-97 on Friday night.
Durant was 13 out of 21 on the field, pulled 8 nurses, had seven rebounds and three of his 11 team blocks. Thompson hit five of his first seven shots and grabbed a series of eight cards for the two champions in favor of the two.
MVP twice, Stephen Curry, in a car accident, who left her innocent, sat down again with a sigh in the left, and his colleague Draymond Green also remained marginalized because of a flipped toe.
Jusuf Nurkic had 22 points and eight rebounds for Portland one night Damian Lillard shot only 9 out of 24 for 23 points and eight assists. CJ McCollum added 19 points and five assists.
The State of Gold began the second with a 22-5 break to build a 46-32 leader in the middle of the neighborhood. Durant Durant driving and playing in three points 2:01 before the break put his team up 59-40.
Coach Steve Kerr knew that once his team returned to a more offensive execution – solid screens, sharp cuts, penetrating into the basket – this would lead to more open shots that the Warriors did not receive during this recent feature.
The four-time skid was the longest coach of the fifth year, Kerr, and the state of the Golden State has not lost more than consecutive since it dropped six straight from February 5-19, 2013.
Quinn Cook, playing Curry, scored 19 points with five 3 points, while the Warriors went 17 on 32 at the deep.
Two of the top Western Conference teams were both victorious two days earlier: Golden State lost 123-95 to Oklahoma City and Portland 143-100 to Milwaukee, where Blazers never led.
The warriors have won the last eight with Blazers at home, but have lost two in general.
CURRY CAR CRASH
Curry was driving a black Porsche on Friday morning on his way to work when the Lexus driver lost control and hit the car. California Herman Baza Officer, Herman Baza, said that Curry stopped in the middle and, waiting for the officers to arrive, another sedan lost control and completed the Porsche. The base said no one was injured or arrested and that the rain was a factor in the accident.
Kerr said his point guard was "a bit shaken" because of scaring and "fortunately no one was injured and Steph is doing well."
The coach then said playfully: "I think he has another car he can drive and I think he'll be fine or maybe borrow one from someone else."
Trail Blazers: Blazer have not won at the Golden State ever since five years ago, 113-101 on November 23, 2013. … Portland took two out of three last season's Warriors.
Warriors: Durant scored this season eight eight points and Thompson third. … The Golden State improved to 3-5 without Curry this season. … First of all, Thompson had his fourth career in four points. … The warriors are 2-3 in the first back-to-backs match so far – 3-1 the following night. … With so many games gathered together, Warriors did not have time to do too many scandals, but DeMarcus Cousins should have more time for high-speed judging next week, and Kerr expects an update to the rehabilitation of the All-Star Center from Achilles' operation. … Curry missed the eighth match with a sigh in the left and will come out at least through the Saturday match with Sacramento. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated that day. … Green was eliminated for the seventh time in nine matches – six of those injured and also sat last week against the Atlanta team on a suspension of the team.
Trail Blazers: Clippers hosts Sunday riding a series of four winning streak games.
Warriors: Saturday, after losing their last two home to Sacramento.