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Warriors rally for Game 2 win despite only one made 3-pointer in final 15:48


The Golden State Warriors mounted a comeback despite nailing just one 3-pointer in the final 15:48 of their Game 2 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.

The last 3-pointer from the Warriors in the last 15:48 was from Alfonzo McKinnie, which he hit in the third quarter with 1:28 left. This goes to show that the Warriors — who have 3-point assassins in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson — don’t rely on them to carry the offense. Steve Kerr has developed a system that involves everyone — not just his premiere scorers.

The Warriors were down by as many as 17 points. In the second quarter, they were outscored by the Trail Blazers, 34-21, and entered the second half down by 15.

But as usual, they made a run in the third by notching a whopping 39 points. Curry’s performance was critical. He finished with a game-high 39 points despite struggling from the field. He shot just 11-of-22 from the field and 4-of-14 from downtown. However, he also had eight rebounds and eight assists.

Now, the Warriors have a 2-0 series lead over the Trail Blazers. After their Game 1 dominance over the Terry Stotts-led team, many thought that this was going to be an easy series for the defending back-to-back champions. But in Game 2, Damian Lillard and crew showed that they can go toe-to-toe with them. It was a great win for the Warriors, but they have to be prepared for the next two games in Oregon.

Game 2 showed that the Dubs can thrive without having to lean on 3-point shooting.