"He grabbed my arm and I lost the ball a bit", Lillard said of the final play. There was a lot of contact.
Draymond Green believes he is the best defensive player in National Basketball Association history.
It was another huge performance from Curry, who has stepped into the void created by Kevin Durant's injury absence to deliver back-to-back 30-point games in the opening two games of the series. "He's carried us", Curry said. It wasn't the first big defensive play Iguodala has made and it presumably won't be the last.
"We did play a much better game at both ends of the floor tonight. But right now we're a very confident group".
"We can't sit and look over our shoulder and say, 'Hey, man, when is K going to be back?' " forward Draymond Green told reporters after Game 2. Certainly Curry gets more involved, I think Klay gets more involved, because they need to. "And carried us at times, and obviously, that was a big part of the game. We've got to take that into Game 3", Stotts said.
Al-Farouq Aminu (nine), Moe Harkless (eight), Rodney Hood (seven), Seth Curry (seven) combined to score 31 points to contribute to a balanced attack for Portland in the first half. "I don't care what the narrative is", Curry said. "He was wonderful. It worked out perfectly tonight: He played well, and we won".
The Trail Blazers had plenty of chances of leveling the seven game series and taking an unexpected win on the road. Iguodala passed the ball to Stephen Curry, who launched it into the air to run out the clock. Instead of showing the Trail Blazers on the pregame graphic, they instead showed the Houston Rockets, Golden State's opponent in the second round.
The visiting Trail Blazers outplayed Golden State early and held a 15-point advantage heading into half-time.
Carlos Ramirez of Telemundo asked Thompson how it felt to have that "front row seat" to the two brothers' antics throughout the game, but Thompson stopped him shy of calling him a mere spectator. Portland led 65-50 at the break.