Another good lead spoiled by the three-time (in the last four years) NBA Champs once again in this series. Portland built a double-digit lead heading into halftime, but it was deja vu all over again as the third quarter was all Golden State. The Warriors jump out to a 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals over the Portland Trail Blazers with a 110-99 win in Portland, Oregon.
Here’s how the sports world reacted on social media:
Meyers Leonard was the hero that all of Rip City needed. Leonard earned the start tonight in game three providing an extra three-point threat on the floor. And boy did he relish in these extra minutes:
Heard my neighbor for the first time in two years when they cackled at Bell missing that dunk happy to call this mystery person I’ve never seen and heard once comrade— Seth WELL WELL WELL Johnston (@sethbawl) May 19, 2019
I learned tonight that I’ve never experienced true joy until I saw Meyers Leonard hit threes in a playoff game.— Brenna Greene (@BrennaGreene_) May 19, 2019
If you didn’t watch Warriors second-year player Jordan Bell back in college, you missed out on his impeccable ability to block shots and slam the ball down with authority. However, tonight, Bell experienced both of those traits on the same play:
Oops... pic.twitter.com/4tBVd9PWan— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 19, 2019
Let’s bring back the hashtag, #ThingsJordanBellCanBlock:
While eyes were on Leonard and the spark he provided to Rip City, a lot wondered what is happening to superstar Damian Lillard, who hasn’t looked his typical Lillard Time, Logo Lillard self all series:
Blazers are so gassed. That Denver series took a lot out of them. They've never played this late in the season. It shows.— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) May 19, 2019
what in the Raymond Felton has gotten into Damian Lillard— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) May 19, 2019
DAMIAN PLEASE DO SOMETHING I’M BEGGING YOU— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 19, 2019
Lillard is gassed. On fumes. The toll of the season has him worn even though he’d never admit it. Difficult to see Blazers winning with him playing like this. Seeing traps all game. And I love Dame’s game. He’s had an All-NBA season.— MarkJonesESPN (@MarkJonesESPN) May 19, 2019
Game four is Monday night at 6 p.m. (PT) at the Moda Center in Portland.
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