Tune-in Tidbits: 2019 Western Conference Finals, Game 2
Get ready for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals with key stats and trends to know about the matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors, 9:00 ET, ESPN
|OffRtg||109.8 (7)||117.4 (1)|
|DefRtg||110.2 (9)||110.7 (10)|
|NetRtg||-0.5 (7)||6.7 (3)|
|AST%||46.9 (16)||66.5 (1)|
|REB%||50.4 (7)||50.2 (8)|
|EFG%||49.6 (9)||55.9 (1)|
|PACE||96.97 (11)||99.51 (8)|
- In Game 1, the Warriors shot 51.5% from 3-point range. This was the first time they’ve done this in the playoffs, but 14th time this season. They are 14-0 when they shoot over 50% this year and 67-2 in the past five years.
- In Game 1, Portland shot just 14-46 (30.4%) on uncontested shots, with Seth Curry, Maurice Harkless, Zach Collins and Al-Farouq Aminu combining for just 3-15 (20%) on open looks.
- The Blazers shot just 7-28 (25%) from 3-point range in their Game 1 loss. It was the second-worst shooting performance from beyond the arc in the playoffs. During the regular season and playoffs, the Blazers are 5-7 when shooting 25% or worse from three in a game.
- Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points off of Portland turnovers. The 22 points off of turnovers are the most of any player this season, regular season or playoffs.
- Portland’s 21 turnovers in Game 1 were a playoff high for the Blazers and matched the second-highest total of any game this postseason. Since 1983-84, the Blazers have committed at least 20 turnovers in 18 playoff games, and have gone 4-14 in those games.
- Golden State’s 31 points off turnovers in Game 1 was the second-highest total of any playoff game this season. The Warriors allowed a playoff-high 34 points off turnovers to the Clippers in Game 2 of their first round series.
- Over the past two games that Durant has missed, Curry’s usage rate has climbed to 32.7%. In Golden State’s first 10 games of the playoffs - prior to Durant’s injury – Curry had a 25.0% usage rate.
- In the two games that Durant has missed, Stephen Curry (34.5) and Klay Thompson (26.5) have combined for 61 points per game on 41-87 (47.1%) shooting from the field and 23-48 (47.9%) from beyond the arc.
- In Game 1, Damian Lillard and Rodney Hood combined to defend Stephen Curry for 60% of his offensive matchups. Curry scored 22 points on 7-10 FG, 5-7 3P over those 42 possessions.
- Golden State split the defensive duty on Damian Lillard between Andre Iguodala (26 possessions) and Klay Thompson (22 possessions). Both held Lillard to five points and just one field goal made during their matchup time.
- Golden State also split the defensive duty on CJ MCollum evenly between Klay Thompson (32 possessions) and Stephen Curry (31 possessions). McCollum scored nine points on 4-8 shooting against Curry as the Blazers scored 1.26 points per possession in that matchup.
- In 54 combined possessions defending either CJ McCollum (32) or Damian Illard (22), Klay Thompson allowed the Blazers backcourt to shoot just 3-9 (33.3%) against him and allow just 11 points in those 54 possessions.