Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019

Golden State Warriors 116-94 Portland Trail Blazers: Stephen Curry inspires game-one win

Stephen Curry (middle) is three years older than his brother Seth (right)

Stephen Curry inspired the Golden State Warriors to a 116-94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in game one of the NBA Western Conference finals.

Curry scored 36 points, including nine three-pointers, for the defending NBA champions, who are playing their fifth straight Western Conference final.

He also added seven assists and six rebounds as the hosts dominated.

Game two in the best-of-seven series is on Thursday, 16 May, also on top-seeded Golden State’s home court.

“It was a nice flow,” said Curry. “It just puts so much pressure on the defence.

“It’s fun when everyone’s running around, cutting, and we’re whipping the ball around – that’s when we’re at our best.”

Klay Thompson also hit 26 points for the Warriors, who won a second consecutive game without star forward Kevin Durant, ruled out because of a calf injury.

The Blazers, whose side included Curry’s younger brother Seth, made just seven of 28 three-point attempts.

Stephen and Seth Curry’s parents watched on from the stands. Their father Dell was supporting the Golden State Warriors, with their mother Sonya supporting the Portland Trail Blazers. The parents had flipped a coin before the match to decide who supported which side.