Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden State Warriors
NBA Playoffs Point Spread Pick: Blazers +10.5 (May 3rd 2016)
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The Golden State Warriors continue their quest for a second straight NBA title when they host the Portland Trailblazers in Game 2 of their Western Conference series. Golden State took the opener 118-106 behind Klay Thompson buried seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 37 points. Draymond Green turned in one of the best individual efforts in the playoffs contributed 23 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, three blocks and a steal in 37 minutes
The Trail Blazers (48-41, 47-42 ATS) got a break in the first round when the Clippers lost Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to injuries for the final two games of that series. They were hoping to get a jump on the Warriors before a possible return from Curry who could return to action later in the series, perhaps as soon as Saturday.
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With Stephen Curry still out with a knee injury, the Warriors (78-10, 50-36 ATS) have seen Thompson step up his game. The former Washington State star is 21 of 36 from beyond the arc in his last three games, becoming the first player in NBA history with at least seven 3-pointers in three straight playoff games.
The OVER IS 4-0 in the last four meetings in Oakland and 13-3 in the last 16 overall.
The Trail Blazers are 7-22 ATS in the past 29 meetings on the Warriors home court.