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Curry scores 35 as Warriors topple Trail Blazers

Curry scores 35 as Warriors topple Trail Blazers

"And against a really good defensive team, which hopefully reinforces the idea that when we play to make plays for each other, we're tough to guard". It was about C.J. McCollum picking up the slack in Lillard's absence and scoring 26 first-half points and finishing with 35.

The Warriors were lead by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, who both scored over 30 points for just the second time this season.

He's averaging a career-best 1.5 blocks per game, and in the first half against the Blazers on Wednesday night, he racked up two of them on the same possession on back-to-back attempts. Playing without Damain Lillard for a fifth consecutive game, the Blazers scrapped and avoided getting blown out by the Warriors for a third time this season.

The victory improved Golden State to an NBA-best 31-5 record. Golden State did clamp down on McCollum in the second half, though; he didn't score a single field goal in the third, which allowed the Warriors to open things a bit. With Deng potentially out, the Lakers will need to compensate for his missing inside presence with a stronger perimeter game on offense and tighter defense down low.

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The Los Angeles Lakers (13-25) will visit the Portland Trail Blazers (15-22) for their first away game since Christmas day at the Moda Center on Thursday evening.

That being said Green still finished with nine points, seven rebounds and 11 assists.

That shot is not almost as easy as Curry made it look, but his insane athleticism and comfort with the ball in his hands is unmatched by almost everyone else in the National Basketball Association. Green is averaging 10.2 assists over his last four games and is seventh in the league in assists per game this year. David West has transformed himself in recent games from a liability to a calming and positive influence, between his high-post passing and his suddenly effective midrange jumper. After the competitive battles they had in the playoffs a year ago, Portland hasn't provided much difficulty this season. And Ian Clark continued his aggressive off-the-bench ways, scoring 5 points in 12 minutes while finishing as the highest-rated Warriors' bench player per ESPN's +/- stats at +5. If the Blazers can repeat their performance from last night they should be able to turn their fortunes around against this Lakers team.