Warriors Rally to Beat Blazers, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Warriors' guard Stephen Curry in 2018
Warriors' guard Stephen Curry in 2018. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

After a comeback win on Thursday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Warriors have taken a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.

Golden State came back from a 15-point halftime deficit to escape with a 114-111 victory, which puts them in the driver’s seat of the series.

Golden State, which continues to be without injured superstar Kevin Durant, struggled offensively in the first half. They only scored 50 points in the first and second quarters, one of their lowest totals in recent memory.

The third quarter changed the game dynamic, however, as Golden State poured in 39 points and tied the game at 89 heading to the fourth.

They suffered in the fourth quarter, but a late run allowed them to pull away from Portland and grab a crucial win.

Steph Curry led the comeback, scoring 37 points and shooting a perfect 11 for 11 from the free throw line.

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were also key, with 24 and 16 points, respectively.

The series will now move to Portland and the Moda Center on Sunday for Game 3. If the Blazers want to climb back into the series, this game will be an absolute must-win for them.