SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Stephen Curry had 32 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, Andrew Wiggins had 25 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-103 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Anfernee Simons scored 3 points with 5:31 left, which brought Portland down to 100-92, only for Curry to connect long-distance to the Warriors’ next two possessions. Simons scored 19 points off the bench with five 3s.
Damian Lillard’s nine-game streak with 20 or more points has come to an end, as he finished with 16. He had an unusually quiet game at home in the Bay Area, shooting 5 for 15 and missing his first five. 3-point tries before knocking down two in a row at long distance in the 2:33 final.
Draymond Green contributed 12 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and Jordan Poole had 14 points and five assists for the NBA-leading Warriors (17-2).
Jusuf Nurkic dunked with 2:49 left in the first half to tie the game at 42 before the Warriors went on 16-2 for a 58-44 lead at the break. They extended the race to 32-12 in the third.
Blazers assistant coach Scott Brooks was sent off after the halftime buzzer for a pair of technical fouls.
Nurkic finished with 17 points and CJ McCollum 16 for Portland, who shot 41.9% – just below the Warriors ‘opponents’ 42% shooting percentage as they entered the game.
Lillard was able to spend Thanksgiving Day at home with her family in Oakland, happy with the way the program went.
“It was perfect, it worked perfectly,” he said as he left the court after the warm-ups.
Lillard committed a technical foul 24.8 seconds before half-time, upset by a no-call.
REMEMBER DR. SCHWARTZ
The Warriors observed a moment of pre-game silence for longtime team doctor Dr Elliott Schwartz, who died on Friday after a short battle with cancer. He also worked with the Oakland Athletics.
“Just a beloved figure around the Warriors for many, many years,” said coach Steve Kerr while offering condolences to the family in his pre-game media session.
Trail Blazers: The Blazers are 1-9 on the road. … Portland started 3 for 14 deep and 11 of 31 overall before a timeout by coach Chauncey Billups at 5:49 of the second quarter with his team trailing 38-30. … Nurkic made his fourth foul at 2:56 of the third after Green passed him again after dribbling the big man for a one-handed slam with 4:23 left in the period.
Warriors: Veteran swingman Andre Iguodala missed his fourth straight game with pain in his right knee. “He had a little swelling and when you get older things take longer to heal. In my case, years, “Kerr said.” That’s what happens when you’ve covered so many miles. Something happens and it keeps you from going out for a bit longer. It is not a long term concern. “… G Damion Lee – whose wife Sydel was expecting the couple’s first child, a boy – was absent from the team for personal reasons, and brother-in-law Curry could have given a hint when he put a ball under. his jersey and then pushed him out … Green scored his second game of the season with double-digit assists … The Warriors have won 11 of the last 13 against Portland at home.
Trail Blazers: Visit the Jazz on Monday night in the first of four meetings between the teams after Utah won the Seasonal Series 2-1 in 2020-21. Portland planned to stay in the Bay Area for the weekend.
Warriors: Visit the Clippers on Sunday, after losing the rivalry’s final encounter at Staples Center.
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