The Golden State Warriors lead the NBA 16-2 despite missing their All-Starguard Klay Thompson and young center prospect James Wiseman. Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers are battling 10-9, and star guard Damian Lillard is not keeping his usual high standards, at least according to Blazers Edge:
Through 17 games, Portland’s All Star shoots 40.2% off the field, which is a drastic low point in his career. It is overshadowed by his 30.8% success rate from the three-point arc. For reference, 34.3% is the lowest grade Lillard has ever recorded in a season.
Thanks to a couple of giant games, Lillard has an average of 21.8 PPG. It’s impressive, but it’s also his lowest grade since 2014-15, when he played alongside LaMarcus Aldridge and tried 2.4 fewer shots per game. match.
Lillard has an average of 7 fewer points this season than last, while he only takes 1 field goal attempt less per game. match. It’s something of a fall.
All these years with Lillard and Portland have apparently still not figured out how to put enough complementary talent around him; if he fights, so does the team. On the other hand, the Warriors benefit from a group dynamic around twice the MVP candidate, where the team can survive if he is gone.
The scariest thing right now about the Warriors is how they unlock deeper rotation guys. It was Payton a few weeks ago. Now JTA. They are an uncontrolled chain reaction of talent and focus at the moment.
– Fast Break (@GSWFastBreak) November 25, 2021
Stephen Curry vs Lillard is the box office and this will be a great game between two franchises that have often clashed during the Splash Bros era.
WHO: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers
When: Friday, October 26, 2021 at 19.00 PT
How to see: NBC Sports Bay Area
How to listen: 95.7 The Game
Who wins Friday night?
Blazers will steal one because Warriors will be sleepy after Thanksgiving
Dubs will eat Rip City up
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