The Blazers owned the first half and led 67-54 at the half. Portland had a lead of 17 points in the first half. They kept the lead through the first half of the third quarter. The Warriors staged a furious 19-1 run at the end of the third quarter to close on Portland. The third quarter saw four lead changes and two ties in the last minute.
The Blazers began the final stanza ahead; 88-87. Golden State continued the comeback effort and led by as many as eight points, 108-100, halfway through the fourth quarter.
Portland shot well in the first half but experienced a plague of turnovers in the second half. Their shooting percentage dropped to 32 percent in the final two stanzas.
The Warriors played great defense in the second half forcing 17 turnovers from the Blazers. Golden State only committed six turnovers for the game.
Golden State played without star forward Kevin Durant who was out with an injury. They also were minus head coach Steve Kerr due to illness. Assistant Mike Brown filled the coaching role for the Warriors.
The Blazers were led by guards, C.J. McCollum, with 32 points; and Damian Lillard pitching in 31 points. Warriors, Stephan Curry led all scorers with 34 points.
Portland now faces a must-win game for game number four. The two teams will square off again in Portland, Monday, April 24.
Written by D.T. Osborn
Edited by Cathy Milne
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