Social media reacts to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com
Portland couldn't slow down the Splash Brothers of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson's combined 62 points and couldn't take advantage of the Kevin Durant-less Warriors as they fell to Golden State 116-94 in Oakland, CA.
Many took to social media to share their thoughts on the game:
Don't remember a Western Conference Finals opener that had less juice.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) May 15, 2019
Allowing the most prolific shooting backcourt in NBA history to come off screens without a defender within 3 feet of them seems less than ideal. Yet, seems like that is what Portland wants to do.
— Dusty Harrah (@Dusty_Harrah) May 15, 2019
GS sets so many illegal screens. Every screen their leaning, sliding, moving, sticking their backside out. I understand the ref can't call them all but damn. How you suppose to get thru those? 😂😂
— Errick McCollum (@ErrickM3) May 15, 2019
Stating the obvious, but boy could Portland use Nurkic right now.
— Timmay (@pdxTimmay) May 15, 2019
Portland is going to have one clear and distinct advantage in this Western Conference Finals - the crowd at Moda Center vs. Oracle's corporate event.
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) May 15, 2019
And of course, there is not one but two Curry's on the court in this series:
— SBR Sports Picks (@SBRSportsPicks) May 15, 2019
— Mambazoe (@Mamba_zoe) May 15, 2019
Game two tips off at 6 PM (PT) on Thursday night in Oakland, California.