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Skip Bayless rips 'Trash Brothers' CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard after Game 3

Skip Bayless rips 'Trash Brothers' CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard after Game 3

The Portland Trail Blazers are undermanned and outmatched in the Western Conference finals against the Warriors.

Portland is without center Jusuf Nurkic and has a number of players banged up, including star guard Damian Lillard who reportedly has been playing with separated ribs.

But despite the talent disparity, the Blazers have held double-digit leads during the second quarter of both their Game 2 loss and Saturday night's Game 3 at Moda Center. 

As was the story in Game 2, the Warriors stormed back in the third quarter, erasing what was an 18-point lead to cruise to a 110-99 win.

Lillard and his fellow backcourt star CJ McCollum have been suffocated by the Warriors' defense in the series, and they were unable to carry the Blazers to a much-needed Game 3 win. The two stars combined to go 12-for-38 in the Game 3 loss, and one outspoken sports analyst was disgusted by their effort against the two-time defending NBA champions. 

Following the loss, FOX Sports 1's Skip Bayless dubbed Lillard and McCollum the "Trash Brothers."

Pathetic is a strong choice of words from someone who averaged 1.8 points per game in high school, but that's probably beside the point.

The Oregonian also tweeted out the phrase after the loss, and Blazers fans were not happy about it.

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The Blazers now face a three-games-to-zero series deficit and likely will see their season end by Game 5 at the latest.

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Still, it's been an impressive playoff ride for Lillard and McCollum. There's no shame in not being able to beat one of the greatest teams in NBA history.

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Sunday’s “The Match” featuring Bay Area native Tom Brady, former NFL MVP Peyton Manning and PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson seemed to be a smashing success for the sport of golf. Not only was $20 million raised for coronavirus relief in the United States, but sports fans were glued to their televisions to watch golf, something the sport forever has struggled with.

Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted during the event that he wanted to participate in the next iteration of the “The Match.” So we asked, who would Warriors fans like to see Steph team up with the next time this event is organized and got some interesting responses.

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John Daly no doubt would be an interesting partner for Curry, but the two aren’t likely to be a match made in heaven. Daly’s partying and off-the-course exploits were infamous during his days on the tour, something Curry never has gotten wrapped up in.

Another commenter mentioned Jordan Spieth, who is a fellow Under Armour athlete with Curry. These two likely have played together numerous times over the years, and Spieth has been known to provide a good sound byte.

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Another name to consider would be Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world. Thomas joined the TNT telecast for Sunday’s event and was a great on-course reporter, including this somewhat-NSFW dig at Charles Barkley.

Thomas and Curry together would provide some incredible laughs.

Whoever it is, having Steph mic’d up for an entire 18 holes should make for some magnificent content.

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

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If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.