Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer
It was a valiant effort by the Trail Blazers, but they fall in Oakland, 110-99 to the Golden State Warriors. Portland now trails the series 2-0.
Damian Lillard got cooking in the third quarter, when he scored 17 points, including 4-for-5 from deep, to extend the Trail Blazers' lead to 11 after three quarters. He finished the game with 25 points. His running mate in the backcourt, CJ McCollum, paced the Trail Blazers early and scored 22 points on the night.
But the Warriors' defense turned it up in the fourth quarter, stifling the Trail Blazers in the paint, bumping them off screens, and denying them space. Portland managed only 12 points in the fourth quarter.
Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday night on ABC at 8:30 pm Eastern Time/5:30 Pacific Time from the Moda Center in Portland.