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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 103, Portland Trail Blazers 88

Sunday night, Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif., 19,596 announced attendance


Was it fatigue, or Golden State's desperation to play some good defense for a change, or too much Stephen Curry, or … ?

Whatever the reason(s), the Blazers didn't have it — and they didn't get the win.

Golden State (27-18) led by as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter to snap a three-game skid at home.

Portland was just 28 of 83 from the field and committed 15 turnovers. The Blazers, who were averaging an NBA-high 109.5 points per game, had a season low in points and shooting percentage (.337) and tied their largest margin of defeat this season.


The Blazers fell to 33-12.


• Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, and Damian Lillard had 16, as the Blazers were held to under 40 percent from the field for the first time.

• For the Warriors, Curry had 38 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in a validation of his upcoming All-Star Game starting role. He was 13 of 23 from the field.


• LaMarcus Aldridge didn't score in the first 21:41 and finished with 10 points on 2-for-14 shooting from the floor, plus 11 rebounds.


• "That was a rough game. The first half both teams played pretty well, but the second half we didn't have much going at the offensive end. Golden State did a nice job with its defense. It was just one of those nights where we just didn't have enough at the offensive end." — Terry Stotts, Blazers coach

• "Just one of those nights where I couldn't get going and I didn't find a rhythm." — Aldridge


• The Blazers return to Moda Center for a 7 p.m. Tuesday game against Memphis (CSNNW).

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