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Warriors put Blazers on brink

June 23 2017, 03:36 | Van Peters

We appreciated his composure. Brown has head coaching experience so he's probably more prepared than Walton was, especially during high-pressure situations.

Kerr announced Sunday that he would not be on the sidelines when Golden State tries to close out the series Monday night at the Moda Center.

This proved to be the case in Game 3. Kevin Durant was also held out of game 3 once again as a precaution.

But midway through the third quarter, JaVale McGee entered the game and the team's energy level bolted.

But specific details about Kerr's condition were scarce on Saturday, with league sources saying the specific cause of the illness ‎is not yet known.

Leonard added eight rebounds, six steals and three assists.

This is the ultimate difference in the series for the Warriors. They will now likely do so without Kerr on the bench. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year was a late scratch from sideline duties before Saturday night's Game 3 tip-off due to illness. All of this has overwhelmed Portland throughout the series and exposes their flaws.

Portland will be fighting for their playoff lives in Game 4, so expect to see another impressive performance for Lillard and McCollum.

Portland also has solid players in Maurice Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu, Evan Turner and Allen Crabbe. I played slow tonight. 38 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds in a 2017 postseason-high 39 minutes, Curry struggled throughout the first half until it was time to become the assassin.

Blazers vs Warriors Game 4 is scheduled for 7:30 pm pacific time (8 am IST, 3:30 am BST). And then there's Meyers Leonard, who is simply unplayable. McCaw finished one his strongest games as a Warrior with savvy plays and timely hustle, nabbing an offensive rebound that helped squeeze the life out of the Blazers.

The Blazers began the final stanza ahead; 88-87.

Nurkic dished some great passes to his open teammates lifting the team to a 11-3 lead, and from that point on the Blazers were always in some significant lead. "That might mean taking a shot, it could be trying to get your feet in the paint and make a play, defensively trying to assert yourself - whatever the game calls for, getting ready for those moments". As a team, the Warriors shot 44 percent from the field and 12 of 36 from the three-point line as they dominated the second half by 65-46 to run over the Blazers and move to within one game of a clean sweep.



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