The best-of-seven series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors now shifts to Portland. As the Blazer and Warriors get set for Game 3, the Moda Center is full of energetic Portland fans and more media members than the arena as seen in years.
This is the first Western Conference Finals game in Portland in 19 years. To say fans are pumped would be an understatement.
Before Game 3 tipped off, Blazers head coach Terry Stotts and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr addressed the media.
Coach Stotts said his team “feels encouraged” by Game 2 and he doesn’t expect any kind of let down after losing a game in such a heartbreaking fashion.
Meyers Leonard is listed as the starter tonight for Portland. He will start at center, while Enes Kanter will come off the bench.
Hear from coach Stotts right here:
Even though Coach Kerr wouldn’t discuss his starting lineup, the news broke on social media that the Warriors are changing their lineup up tonight.
Warriors starting lineup change: Golden State is going to start center Damian Jones in place of Andrew Bogut, as reported by NBC Sports Bay Area.
Coach Kerr did say he doesn’t expect any big changes from the Blazers. He said the first two games were very competitive and he expects more of the same in Game 3.
Hear from Coach Kerr right here:
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