The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last six road games.
Damian Lillard and the Blazers were out of the playoff picture at the All-Star break but they have been playing great since acquiring Jusuf Nurkic.
The Portland Trail Blazers have been scorching hot towards the end of the season. Lillard was asked for a prediction of Blazers in six or seven, and modified the old Brandon Jennings line from the 2013 playoffs where he said "Bucks in six" when asked for a prediction for Milwaukee's upcoming series with the top-seeded Cavs. Check out the full tv schedule below for the Blazers vs Warriors series. The Trail Blazers sat a total of five players Monday night due to injury. But the Warriors were still by far the best team in the National Basketball Association, and now Kevin Durant is healthy again.
Should the Warriors overcome Portland to advance to the second round, they will face either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Utah Jazz.
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In the final 2017 National Basketball Association playoff standings, the Blazers (41-41) finished 26 games behind the Warriors (67-15), showing just how much the rosters differ in overall talent. Or maybe the Warriors are going to sleep the Blazers.
The good news for those with tickets to Chance the Rapper's show is that Golden State went 4-0 against Portland during the regular season. The Warriors only have to look to themselves to know they need to be careful. They were able to fend off the Denver Nuggets to secure the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The NBA regular season is already finished which means that NBA Playoffs is about to start.
The Warriors begin their march toward a third straight NBA Finals on Sunday, and the first team on the road is the Trail Blazers.