Steph Curry, Warriors Take Control of Series with 110-81 Game 2 Win
With Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes out of Game 2 because of injury, many were expecting to see the Golden State Warriors at their weakest Wednesday. Whoops.
The Warriors locked down defensively on their way to a 110-81 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in their first-round matchup at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry scored 19 points, Draymond Green had another all-around sterling performance and JaVale McGee was huge off the bench.
Golden State holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series heading to Portland’s Moda Center for Game 3 on Saturday.
The Blazers, days removed from giving the Warriors three quarters’ worth of a valiant fight, were outclassed despite Durant’s absence. They shot just 33.3 percent from the floor overall, including a 7-of-34 rate from beyond the arc, and the two teams spent most…