Saturday January 9th, 2016

The Golden State Warriors held an offensive clinic in the Moda Center on Friday evening, easily eclipsing the century-mark through just three quarters. Golden State cruised to a 128–108 victory over Portland.

Klay Thompson set the tone with 19 points in the opening frame, knocking down all five of his three-point tries. Draymond Green posted his NBA-best eighth triple double this season with 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. And Golden State as a team assisted on 30 of its 37 field goals in the game’s first 36 minutes. 

The highlight of the night came midway through that third period, when Stephen Curry performed his best Steve Nash impression, driving hard to the rim only to circle under the hoop and dish it off to a cutting big man. On this occasion, Curry flipped a no-look lob across the paint to Andrew Bogut, who skied for the easy tip-in.

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Damian Lillard scored a game-high 40 points for Portland who fell to 15–23. Thompson led the Warriors with 36 points while Curry scored 26 with nine assists in 29 minutes.



Golden State won its fifth straight game and improved to an NBA-best 34–2.

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