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Warriors bounce back from loss to thump Blazers 139-111, Stephen Curry has 39

In case you were worried, the Golden State Warriors are just fine.

For the eighth time this season, they bounced back from a loss with a win (and they have won those by an average of 15 points — when they bounce back they bounce back). Stephen Curry put up 39 and looked like vintage Curry. It was one of the highlights of the night — Curry and Damian Lillard (38 points) going back-and-forth at each other.

The difference was Curry had a lot more help — Draymond Green had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists (his 13th triple-double this season, second most in the NBA), Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Leandro Barbosa helped out with 13.

The Warriors are now 69-8 with five games left to play, and they are still going after a record 73 wins (the 1996 Jordan-era Bulls hold the current mark with 72 wins). If the Warriors can win their next three games, they will go for record win 73 in San Antonio next Sunday (April 10), where the Spurs are currently 39-0 this season.

This Sunday’s game was a defense-free zone early, Portland had 37 points in the first quarter, but the Warriors buckled down and got serious in the second quarter holding the Blazers to 19 points. The Warriors pulled away in the second half and by the end it was never in doubt.

By the way, the Warriors have now hit more than 1,000 three pointers. This season.