After "Dubs" started off on the right foot and led 28-22 after one then things turned for the worse as the Blazers got it going in the 2nd. Behind Al Faraq Aminu (Wake Forest and former Clippers 1st Rounder) and Allen Crabbe (10 pts who is also born and raised near the "Town") pushed Rip City to a 36-18 run in the 2nd as Dame Lillard finished the frame off with 14 of his 25 first half points in the 2nd as the Blazers led 58-46 at the break.
"Dame" (40 pts 10 assts) doing it for the Rose City and representing all those great guards (J-Kidd, the "Glove" Gary Payton, J.R. Rider and Brian Shaw to name a few) from the "Town" (East Bay dba Oakland, CA) has been nothing but stellar. He was 14 for 27 from the field (8 for 13 from Lake Oswego, Beaverton and Corvalis) as he waited on 10 Blazers tables (Dimes).
His partner in crime CJ McCollum added 22 points as Aminu surprising everyone but his teammates dropped 23 points and grabbed ten boards. Moving forward G.S.W. will try to take him away as he is the Rip City "X" Factor.
Draymond Green led "Dubs" with a team-high 37 points as he shot 8 for 12 from deep with Klay Thompson adding 35 shooting 5 for 9 from deep. The Warriors shot themselves in the foot in the 2nd frame and it cost them. They had plenty of chances but give credit to "Dame" and reigning NBA Lead Man of the Year Terry Stotts (A former George Karl Lead Assistant) for keeping the gas on the lead and the clipboard.
Now the big question will Stephen Curry be back for game4 as the Warriors need to play it like he won;t and they have to fix some things that have popped up in game 3...