He was like: "'Alright, it's going to be 72.' He made them both, so he wasn't fazed".
But, the Warriors worked their way back into the contest by opening the third quarter on a 16-4 run and erased an eight-point deficit with a little less than 4:30 to play in the final period.
SLC Dunk writer Taylor Griffin on Thursday shared via Twitter that as players such as Mike Conley and Kevin Love, among others, have been linked to the Jazz, he has edited images of them in Utah jerseys so we can see what they would look like in Jazz threads. We've been here before. "I think our experience helped us". He grabbed my arm, and I lost the ball a little bit. There was a lot of contact. I can't recall a single moment in National Basketball Association history in which a star player left a championship team directly after winning a championship. Green has consistently been able to defend 1-5.
Green said: "We don't necessarily have to be ideal (when Durant's out)".
"Every minute he was out there defensively he was a pest, made three big shots in the fourth quarter, very timely. Whoever is on the floor, we know how to get that done".
"I think they are harder to guard (without Durant)", Curry told Sam Amick of The Athletic. "And carried us at times, and obviously, that was a big part of the game". Expect Curry and company to come out firing on all cylinders from the outset and score enough points to win and cover at home in Game 2.
But Stephen got the last laugh with a game-high 37-point performance to lead the Warriors to a 114-111 win to take a 2-0 series lead. "You talk about the stage, he was fantastic tonight", Stephen Curry said.
"We don't necessarily have to be flawless (when Durant's out)".
The Trail Blazers will try desperately to tie this series during Game 2 tonight.
The Trail Blazers, who led by as many as seven points in the first, take a two-point lead into the second frame despite Damian Lillard not yet scoring.
Carlos Ramirez of Telemundo asked Thompson how it felt to have that "front row seat" to the two brothers' antics throughout the game, but Thompson stopped him shy of calling him a mere spectator.