OAKLAND, Calif. – The Blazers were on the practice court in San Francisco Wednesday preparing for game two of the Western Conference Finals tonight in Oakland. Golden State had no trouble winning game one with Steph Curry draining nine three pointers and scoring as many points as Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined. Portland will try to tie the best-of seven series tonight. Tip-off is 6pm on ESPN. Be sure to listen to Fm News 101 all day long on this ‘Winning Thursday’ for a chance to score two tickets to the Portland vs. Golden State game Monday night at Moda Center!
As Portland heads into Game 2 tonight, they may be down, but they’re not out. That’s according to a beloved former Blazer. KXL’s Grant McHill talked with Brian Grant:
The Golden State Warriors have opened the NBA’s Western Conference finals with a fourth quarter blowout win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Stephen Curry nailed nine 3-pointers while scoring 36 points as the two-time defending champs blasted the Blazers, 116-94. The two-time NBA MVP outplayed the Portland duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who combined to go 11 for 31.
Klay Thompson had 26 points for the Warriors, who were without injured star Kevin Durant due to a leg injury. Draymond Green established the energy on both ends early for the well-rested Warriors and finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals. Lillard scored 19 points and McCollum had 17 for the Trail Blazers, who will try to even the series Thursday in Oakland.
People gathered in the Rose Quarter to watch the playoffs for free on the big screen were shocked to find out what they would pay for home games this weekend. KXL’s Mike Turner passed along the news.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto Raptors.
Kanter is a Turkish star whose native country wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Oregon senator wrote Tuesday to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking that his government facilitate Kanter’s safe passage to and from Canada if the Blazers advance to the title series.