After outdueling Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard most of the night, Curry missed shots late and Lillard came up clutch as the Warriors lost 108-106 in Portland Wednesday. Curry (35 points on 13-for-28 shooting, 5-for-14 from 3-point range) was the game’s high-scorer but, in the final 4 ½ minutes, Lillard scored 10 points and drew a key charge on Draymond Green to put the finishing touches on Golden State’s loss.
It’s really too bad that we’ve gotten so used to Stephen Curry because the guy’s talent is just immense, and so much of his skill is either mental or a ruthless imposition of his will. He doesn't have physical talent like a LeBron James or a Zion Williamson but he is smart enough to have his way with anyone in the game. They say that good luck is the residue of hard work and that’s hard to argue with.
The Portland Trail Blazers will aim to defeat Sacramento for the third straight time this season when they host the Kings on Thursday night. Portland has won back-to-back games after losing a season-worst four straight contests, and the Trail Blazers looked solid in Wednesday's dramatic 108-106 home win over the Golden State Warriors. Sacramento also enters on a high note after downing the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 123-120 on Wednesday.