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LOS ANGELES, USA – Stephen Curry drained 9 three-pointers on the way to 36 points to propel the Golden State Warriors to a 116-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals on Tuesday, May 14 (Wednesday, May 15, Philippine time).
Curry added 7 assists and 6 rebounds as the Warriors led all the way over a Trail Blazers team coming off a Game 7 victory over Denver in the second round on Sunday.
Klay Thompson added 26 points and provided an imposing defensive presence as the Warriors shrugged off the absence of injured superstar Kevin Durant. (READ: Curry, Warriors torch Blazers in West finals opener)
Draymond Green added 12 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocked shots for the two-time defending NBA champions, who are playing in their fifth straight Western Conference final. – With a report from Agence France-Presse