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Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors 19.05.2019 – NBA

Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors / NBA – Portland had missed a great opportunity to win Game 2 in Oakland, while the Warriors showed once again that chanmpions’ hart shouldn’t be underestimated. The Blazers come to their arena having minus of 2-0, where next two games of the finals series of the Western Conference will take place.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors begins 19.05.2019 at 03:00 CET

Portland Trail Blazers

After the first half of Game 1 Portland had advantage of 15 points, which grew to +17 at the beginning of the third quarter, and +8 a bit more than four minutes before the end of game, but all that was not enough to win. The result read at the end 114-111 for the Warriors, and the Blazers were left in tears for not winning at least one out of first two games. Besides the final series 14-3 for the Warriors, the key for their victory was the third quarter in which the Blazers had the greatest advantage but they eventually lost the period by 24-39.

Lillard scored 23, McCollum 22, while Younger Curry added his 16 points, but in the end older Curry brother won, for whom they had no solution in defence. The Blazers won only one game out of 11 in total played against the Warriors in playoffs. Another reason for the defeat was far less rebounds compared to the Warriors (37-50). It seemed that Durant’s injury will ease their job, but that gave more freedom to Curry, who scored 73 points in first two games with the Blazers.

Probable lineups Portland Trail Blazers: Lillard, McCollum, Aminu, Harkless, Kanter

Golden State Warriors

The warriors again managed to return from verge of defeat and win another game. Advantage of 2-0 is not too big but offers great possibilities especially if the Warriors win one next two away games. Curry scored 37 points in the second game and had by 8 rebounds and assists. How much he is important for his team can be seen through fact that the Warriors won 31 out of 35 play-off games in which Curry scored 30 and more points.

Generally, the Warriorse didn’t have luck with three-point shot in the second game (in the first half only 3/13), but the real champion can find the last atom of strength when it is the most needed. They again played without Duran and Cousins, and the team’s first shooter will definitely not take part in the next two games. That is why Green played at top level and scored 16 points, had 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks, while perhaps Iguodala made the key move in the game when he blocked Lillard in last seconds of the game that would equalise the result and take the game in overtime.

Probable lineups Golden State Warriors: Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Green, Bogut

Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors PICK

Portland is under huge pressure but they had similar situation in the series against Denver. For the time being they failed to use Durant absence as well as to find solution for Curry, and that is going to be the key for Game 3. The Warriors can definitely play under less pressure but it doesn’t mean they will not play to win. Game 3 could be also uncertain by the very end, and we give a slight advantage to the home team since the Trail Blazers have to play on all or nothing, as if they lose the series would most probably end in Portland.

Pick: Portland wins (incl. OT)

Stake: 5/10

Odds: 1.72 at betsson (down to 1.67 can be played)

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