Klay Thompson Scorches The Blazers

----- Klay Thompson scores 32 points as the Golden State Warriors top the Portland Trail Blazers 115-105 Saturday night at Moda Center.

Klay Thompson broke out of his slump as the Golden State Warriors bounced back after Thursday's loss to Portland at Oracle Arena with a 115-105 win Saturday night at Moda Center.

Thompson led the Warriors with 32 points, Steph Curry added 25 points, eight assists, and five rebounds and Kevin Durant finished with 25 points and five assists. Golden State connected on 50% of their shots from the field including 12-for-25 from three-point range.

The Warriors exploded in the second quarter to take a 17-point lead and never looked back. The Blazers were able to cut the Warriors lead to five-points in the third quarter but that was the biggest threat Portland would pose in the second half.

Damian Lillard scored a game-high 40 points and Jusuf Nurkic finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, but the rest of the team was unable to provide a scoring punch. CJ McCollum's struggles continued as he made just six of his 17 shots from the floor and missed all five of his three-point attempts. The Blazers shot just 42.9% for the game and just 9-for-31 from downtown.

Over his last six games, McCollum is shooting just 35.6 percent from the field (37-for-104), including 16.1 percent from three-point range (5-for-31). He’s shooting a career-worst 32.8 percent from beyond-the-arc this season.

“I don’t think we necessarily played a good game, but I thought we kept battling,” Terry Stotts said. “Obviously, they led most of the game and I thought we made some good comebacks. But, in the end, we let our guard down a few times -- when you let your guard down, they take advantage of it.”

Up Next- The Trail Blazers will play the second of a back-to-back tomorrow night against the Philadelphia 76ers. The game is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 PM.

Chad's Take- A win against the 76ers on Sunday gives the Blazers a winning record in the month of December.

 
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