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Comeback victory in Portland leaves Warriors on verge of NBA Finals

The Trail Blazers face elimination when they host Golden State again in Game 4 on Monday.

Draymond Green in possession for Golden State Warriors.
Draymond Green in possession for Golden State Warriors.
Image: Jonathan Ferrey

TWO-TIME REIGNING CHAMPIONS the Golden State Warriors are one win away from the NBA Finals after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 last night.

Golden State used a Draymond Green triple-double and a third-quarter comeback to top the Trail Blazers in Portland for a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

After trailing by 13 points at half-time in Game 3, the Warriors outscored the Trail Blazers 29-13 in the third quarter to take a lead into the final frame they would never relinquish.

Over the last two games, Golden State – playing without injured star Kevin Durant due to a calf strain – have outscored Portland 68-39 and erased double-digit deficits in each of those outings.

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The Trail Blazers’ free-throw shooting absolutely destroyed their chances down the stretch as they missed 13 free throws in the clash.

Warriors star Stephen Curry posted a game-high 36 points while adding six rebounds and three assists for the visitors, while team-mate Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and four steals.

The Trail Blazers face elimination when they host the Warriors again in Game 4 on Monday.

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