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W's spoil career night from Jenkins, fall in Portland

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W's spoil career night from Jenkins, fall in Portland

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Blazers 90, Warriors 87Player of the game: Portland point guard Raymond Felton had a season-high 27 points, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range.Key stretch: With the Warriors down one point and under 30 seconds remaining, Golden State swung the ball around the perimeter on offense and wound up with a wide open 3-pointer from the corner from Brandon Rush.But Rush missed the jumper and the Warriors were forced to foul. LaMarcus Aldridge made two free throws with 20 seconds remaining to account for the final margin.The Warriors failed to get a quality shot on their last possession.Zone issues: The Warriors offense was running smoothly for two-plus quarters, and then the Blazers dropped into a zone and buckets became tough to come by.The Warriors didnt do a very good job of probing the zone and instead spent much of the shot clock passing the ball around the perimeter. What seemed to happen most of the time was a Warriors player got stuck with the ball with the clock winding down.The result was that a 47-40 halftime lead turned into a 69-63 deficit after three quarters.Lee contributes: David Lee didnt shoot the ball well, but that didnt mean he didnt contribute. Lee went just 4-for-12 from the field, but still got to the line enough to finish with 16 points. He also had 16 rebounds.Jenkins big first quarter: Charles Jenkins got the start for the injured Nate Robinson and made some things happen immediately. Jenkins had 13 points in the first quarter on a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor. Jenkins also had three assists in the quarter.Jenkins wound up with a career-high 27 points on 13-for-22 from the field.Rotating bigs: Jeremy Tyler got the start at center for the Warriors against Portland, but Warriors coach Mark Jackson used three different centers in the first period alone.Tyler played the first four minutes, then Jackson put in Mickell Gladness. And before the period was over Jackson replaced Gladness with Keith Benson.In the second quarter, Jackson went with Lee at center.No Nate: The Warriors played without point guard Nate Robinson, who strained his right hamstring during Saturdays game against the Sacramento Kings.Robinson sustained the injury late in the first half against the Kings and didnt return. The Warriors had hoped hed be ready for tip-off on Sunday against Portland.

Steph Curry goes on rant over how Celtics-in-Finals comments were interpreted

Steph Curry goes on rant over how Celtics-in-Finals comments were interpreted

Stephen Curry wasn't taking the bait this time. Instead, he decided to fight back.

After the Warriors erased a 22-point halftime deficit to stun the 76ers in Philadelphia on Saturday, a reported tried to get Curry to talk about a possible NBA Finals matchup with the 76ers just like he had after Thursday's game against the Celtics. It didn't go well for the reporter. Curry wasn't having it.

"Hot takes. You can literally take one line of what I said and and say ‘very, very likely.’ Read the whole comment. I hate when that happens. I stand up here and talk for 45 seconds about that question and you want to take five words that put the Boston Celtics in the Finals. That’s the hype beast. I’ll be more specific next time about how I see the futures that surrounds who’s going to be in the Finals, even us. Whatever," Curry said.

A different reporter asked Curry if the situation frustrated him.

"Yeah, it did because, obviously, it was a question about Boston’s chances and how well they’ve been playing. I literally said they have to beat Cleveland because Cleveland has been there three times in a row. Obviously I made a joke because I haven’t been in Boston in the summer in a while. Probably nice weather. But the video is going crazy, so watch the whole video, watch the whole comment and you’ll get it right," Curry said before leaving the gathering of reporters.

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Warriors F Kevin Durant won't play vs Nets due to ankle injury

Warriors F Kevin Durant won't play vs Nets due to ankle injury

A day after playing 33 minutes against the 76ers, Warriors forward Kevin Durant won't play Sunday against the Nets.

The Warriors announced that Durant is dealing with a left ankle sprain.

Durant finished with 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in the Warriors' 124-116 comeback win over the 76ers.

This will be the second game Durant has missed due to an injury this season. On Nov. 8, Durant sat out against the Timberwolves due to a thigh contusion.

Coverage of Warriors-Nets begins at 2pm with Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on the NBC Sports App.