Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum set the tone for the Trail Blazers but the Warriors came away with the Game 1 win after huge games from Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.
The Golden State Warriors, behind triple-doubles by both Draymond Green and Steph Curry, completed the sweep of the Trail Blazers and will now move on to their fifth straight NBA Finals.
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard says his team would go to the "next level" with Carmelo Anthony.
After the Portland Trail Blazers signed Damian Lillard to a big contract this offseason, they paid their other star guard CJ McCollum with a three-year, $100 million extension. While the Blazers are all in on this star backcourt, SI Now wonders if the team is locking itself into a possible no-win scenario.
C.J. McCollum's 37 points lead the Blazers past the Nuggets for first conference finals appearance since 2000.
Kevin Durant told the Blazers' C.J. McCollum that he shouldn't be upset about the Warriors signing Boogie Cousins because Portland has no chance at a championship anyway.