When you're on top of the league like the Golden State Warriors, critics and competitors are always going to find something to try and bring you down.

One of the most common complaints about the Dubs is that they set, and get away with, illegal screens. The biggest culprit is supposedly the Warriors' key glue guy and all-around leader, Draymond Green, as well as Andrew Bogut.

Dwight Howard complained about Golden State getting away with physical play in round one, and now the BlazersC.J. McCollum is expressing similar sentiments.

“They set a lot of illegal screens,’’ McCollum told CSN's Jason Quick. “They are moving and stuff. That’s the respect you get when you are champions, you get a lot more respect from the referees. You have to figure out a way to get around those screens and make it difficult.’’

CJ McCollum
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McCollum's not alone. When asked specifically if the Warriors are setting illegal screens, Blazers head coach Terry Stotts smiled and said, “There's a little movement. I think Andrew (Bogut) would admit that.”

If Portland wants to get back into this series, they can't let this kind of thing get to their heads. Their focus has to be solely on what they can control them themselves, and that's playing their very best brand of basketball in Game 3.

At the end of the day though, beating the Warriors four times over the next five games is going to be damn near impossible, illegal screens or not.

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