Stephen Curry scored 31 points, even though he didn’t start strong. Jonathan Kuminga did great coming off the bench, scoring 13 points. The Golden State Warriors came from behind to win 110-106 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Kuminga made an impressive dunk with a great pass from Draymond Green with just over a minute left. He didn’t miss a single shot, making all six of his attempts. Kuminga also took the ball from Toumani Camara with 29 seconds remaining and the Warriors leading 105-104, setting up a 3-pointer by Curry.
Anfernee Simons was the top scorer for the Trail Blazers with 28 points. Shaedon Sharpe contributed 26 points, six rebounds, and five assists. However, he missed a free throw with 1:18 left in the game.
The Warriors didn’t do well from long distance, making only 10 out of 34 attempts, and five of those were by Curry. Klay Thompson, Curry’s teammate, only scored 11 points and struggled with a 3-for-13 shooting, including 1 of 8 on 3-pointers. He missed a crucial 3-pointer with 4:49 remaining but managed to score an important layup at the 1:59 mark.
The Warriors had 17 turnovers, and the Trail Blazers scored 23 points from those mistakes. It was a night when the Warriors had Andrew Wiggins and Chris Paul back in the lineup after dealing with injuries. Paul had missed the two previous games due to a lower left leg nerve contusion, and Wiggins sat out those same games against the Clippers because of soreness in his right finger.
Kuminga made a steal and scored a fast-break dunk with 3:37 left in the third quarter, bringing the Warriors closer at 77-74. Dario Saric made a layup with 10:31 remaining in the game, tying the score at 86. Shortly after, he made a 3-pointer at the 9:26 mark.
Camara grabbed 13 rebounds as the Blazers finished a five-game road trip, facing the Warriors for the first time this season. This game was added to the schedule after both teams were eliminated from the In-Season Tournament.
Green had been successful with two or more 3-pointers in the last three games, but in this game, he missed both attempts from deep. He came close to a triple-double, finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.
Portland rookie Scoot Henderson got his third foul early in the first quarter, playing against the Warriors for the first time. Curry, who had mentored Henderson and provided guidance to him and his family leading up to the NBA draft last spring, was on the opposing team.
Golden State has won the last three games when facing Portland, and they have a winning streak of six consecutive games at home against the Trail Blazers.
Kevon Looney played in his 214th consecutive regular-season game, tying him with Thompson for the 10th spot on the franchise list for consecutive games.
Trail Blazers- Host Dallas on Friday night.
Warriors: After being eliminated from the In-Season Tournament, the team will play a recently scheduled game in Oklahoma City on Saturday night, followed by a Tuesday game in Phoenix. This will give the team three days in the desert.