Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
NBA Fantasy Basketball preview
The many record breaking Golden State Warriors will be hosting their Western rivals, the Portland Trail Blazers at the Oracle Arena hoping to avenge their embarrassing loss the last time they played. Fanpicks has your NBA Fantasy Basketball preview of this Western Conference matchup.
Golden State comes into to this game having dropped only 1 out of their last 10 games. The level of their ball game is spectacular to watch as well as their depth. Ironically, their only recent loss was in Los Angeles against the second worst team in the league.
Their ball movement is a prime example why they’re averaging nearly 30 assists per game, on path for another NBA record. Their loss to the Blazers however was one they will not forget as Damian Lillard put on a show in Portland and blew them out. With some difficulty, they broke the NBA record for home games winning streak and will try to push their own record to 47 games. With Iguodala back in the lineup, the Warriors will be coming out firing tonight and are far favorites in this contest as they’ve won the previous 4 meetings before the February blowout in Portland.
Portland will be hoping for another stellar performance from their star Damian Lillard who scored a career high, 52 pts helping the Blazers best Golden State by an unthinkable 32 pts. The Blazers can still be considered one of the hottest teams in the NBA, having the second best record since January 10th in the league. The only team with a better winning percentage since the start of the year is none other than Golden State.
The Blazers’ offence is extremely threatening beyond the arc, just like the NBA champions. Lillard is ranked 3rd in the league in 3 pt shooting behind Stephen Curry and his teammate Klay Thompson. C.J. McCollum has been shooting over 50 % beyond the arc for the past 11 games. The Blazers’ hot streak somewhat slowed down recently as they’ve lost 3 of their last 4 games unfortunately but are still having a firm hold of their playoff berth . Lillard as only won once out of 5 tries when visiting the Warriors.