The Golden State Warriors, despite missing their leading playoff scorer Kevin Durant, coasted to a 22-point victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game One of their NBA Western Conference final series on Tuesday, behind a 62-point combined scoring output from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, accounting for more than half of their team’s 116 points between them, per Basketball Reference. But the Warriors also got contributions off the bench, including eight points in just under 13 minutes from Quinn Cook, and another nine in less than 15 minutes from Jonas Jerebko, and they will need to dig into that bench again as they try to go up 2-0 in the series, in Game Two that will live stream from Oracle Arena.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors second game of their NBA Western Conference final playoff series, use the streaming information at the bottom of this article. The matchup gets underway at 6 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time at the 19,500-seat Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Thursday, May 16.
That start time is 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 8 p.m. Central. In the United Kingdom, the Blazers-Warriors Game Two tipoff time will be 2 a.m. British Summer Time on Friday, May 17.
“This series feels like it’s a series where we can play more people,” Warriors Coach Steve Kerr told the NBA site. “It’s a different matchup, and I think that what you saw (on Tuesday) is what we’d like to get to every night if we can, in terms of playing 10, 11 guys.”
On the Portland side of the ball, the Trail Blazers say that to climb back into the series, they need to display more aggression on the court.
“It didn’t feel like we were being the more aggressive team,” forward Moe Harkless told USA Today. “We can’t sit back and wait for things to happen. We have to go out there and make things happen.”
Hitting the Warriors early appears to be a key for Portland. No team in the playoffs has been better out of the gate than Golden State, according to NBA website numbers, outscoring opponents by 26.6 per 100 possessions within the first 12 minutes. If the Trail Blazers can slow that early momentum, they may have a chance to keep pace with the high-powered Warriors offense.
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