Instant Replay: Curry, Clark catch fire as Warriors soar past Blazers

Instant Replay: Curry, Clark catch fire as Warriors soar past Blazers


PORTLAND – In their first game since opening night against a playoff-caliber opponent, the Warriors put together their best performance of the season.

Five players scored in double figures, and the defense tightened up after the opening minutes Tuesday night, and the Warriors rolled to a 127-104 bashing of the Trail Blazers at Moda Center.

Stephen Curry totaled 28 points, Ian Clark had a career-high 22, Kevin Durant 20, Klay Thompson 14 and Andre Iguodala 11 as the Warriors won their third consecutive game.

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The Warriors dominated inside, outscoring the Blazers 60-28 in the paint and also taking their first rebounding advantage of the season, beating Portland 45-32 on the glass.

Damian Lillard led Portland with 31 points, 13 coming in the first quarter.


Clark owned the first half, and Curry took over in the second.

Clark’s line: 22 points (8-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-3 from deep, 3-of-3 from the line), three steals and two rebounds and one assist. He played 25 minutes off the bench and finished plus-18.

Curry’s line: 28 points, 23 in the third quarter alone, (10-of-21, 5-of-10, 3-of-4), four rebounds, three assists and a steal. He played 30 minutes and finished plus-24.


After the Blazers cut the deficit to seven (76-69) with 5:45 left in the third quarter on back-to-back 3-pointers by CJ McCollum, the Warriors responded with a 18-2 run to take a 94-71 lead with 1:09 left in the quarter.

The Warriors led by as much as 35, with the outcome never in doubt.


Warriors: G Pat McCaw (L ankle sprain) and C Damian Jones (R pectoral recovery) were listed as out.

Blazers: C Festus Ezeli (L knee recovery) was listed as out.


The Warriors return home Wednesday and will face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday at Oracle Arena.

Warriors' Chase Center debut brings Lakers, LeBron James to San Francisco

Warriors' Chase Center debut brings Lakers, LeBron James to San Francisco

The Warriors will open Chase Center against one of their biggest rivals.

The Los Angeles Lakers will be the Warriors' first preseason opponent at the San Francisco arena on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m., the Warriors announced Friday. 

Golden State will get a good look at a well-rested (and potentially revamped) Lakers squad. Barring a miraculous playoff push, LeBron James won't be coming off of a postseason run for the first time since he entered his third NBA season. 

Of course, the Warriors are plenty familiar with him regardless. They battled in the NBA Finals each of the previous four seasons, with Golden State winning three titles. 

The Lakers also figure to be involved in the Anthony Davis sweepstakes over the summer, but whether or not he -- or James -- makes the trip to San Francisco remains to be seen. In the Lakers' lone preseason trip to the Bay Area last Fall, James did not suit up. 

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The Warriors could look just a bit different, too. Klay Thompson will become an unrestricted free agent and Kevin Durant can opt to do the same, and their decisions loom over the offseason. If they do return, you probably shouldn't expect them to play that much anyway.

Still, the Warriors' preseason debut at Chase Center has the potential for star power. Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will officially open the building on Sept. 6.

Steph Curry will not play when Warriors host Luka Doncic, Mavericks

Steph Curry will not play when Warriors host Luka Doncic, Mavericks

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Saturday afternoon at 4 P.T., streaming live on the MyTeams app.

Steph Curry is getting a night to rest.

When the Warriors host the Mavs on Saturday night, the two-time MVP will not take the floor, according to the NBA's official injury report.

Andrew Bogut and Shaun Livingston will also be out for rest.

Curry racked up 48 points on 17-for-32 shooting when the Warriors won in Dallas on Jan. 13.

The six-time All-Star has played in 48 straight games since returning on Dec. 1 after missing 11 contests because of a strained left groin.

Before the All-Star break, he averaged 28.6 points and shot 48.8 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Since the break, those numbers have slipped to 25.2 points while shooting below 42 percent overall and 38.5 percent from deep.

So yes, even the only unanimous MVP in NBA history can use a night off every once in a while.

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You can expect Curry to be back in uniform when the Warriors host Zaza Pachulia and the Pistons on Sunday.

Golden State is then off Monday and Tuesday before playing at Memphis on Wednesday.

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