On Easter Sunday, the number one seed Golden State Warriors defeated the number eight seed Portland Trailblazers in game one of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, 121-109. Stephen Curry scored twenty-nine points on 9-19 shooting from the field and shot 3-8 from the three-point line. Draymond Green fell one assist shy of a triple-double with scoring nineteen points, grabbing twelve rebounds, and dishing out nine assists. Damian Lillard of the Trailblazers dropped in thirty-four points and his back court mate, CJ McCollum, dropped in forty-one points.
In the series labeled “The Battle of the Back Courts”, it was the Trailblazers back court that came out on fire. The Blazers back court combined for 75 of the team’s total 121 points for the game. CJ McCollum kept the Blazers in the game early on in the first half with scoring twenty-seven points before the half and finishing the game with forty-one points. Damian Lillard also helped the Blazers stay afloat with adding in twenty-one points in the first half and finishing the game with thirty-four points. In the end, the Warriors got the win and the play of Draymond Green was all over this game. Green’s near triple-double carried the Warriors to victory and it was also very impressive. To go along with his nineteen points, twelve rebounds, and nine assists, Green also added in five blocks that came in crucial parts of the game. Two of his more impressive blocks came on the fast break of a near Noah Vonleh dunk and also on a drive by Damian Lillard going up for a dunk in the fourth quarter. The amount of fire power from both teams will make this a very entertaining series for all NBA fans to watch. Catch game two of the series on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. Tip off will be at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET on TNT.